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Bruce Yardley appointed Chief Geologist

Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Chartership news

Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes

Climate Change Statement Addendum

The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research

Cracking up in Lincolnshire

Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'

Critical metals

Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies

Déja vu all over again

As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...

Done proud

Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up

Earth Science Week 2014

Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014!  Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.

Fookes celebrated

Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports

Geology - poor relation?

When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?

Nancy Tupholme

Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.

Power, splendour and high camp

Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House

The Sir Archibald Geikie Archive at Haslemere Educational Museum

You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.

Top bananas

Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists?  The Science Council knows...

Poster boy


Central Scotland Group and the Scottish Geotechnical Group (ICE) hosted the annual poster competition at Strathclyde University on 13 December 2011.

Geoscientist 22.03 April 2012

Caroline Lasham writes: Despite very stormy weather a full audience and six posters were entered, on a diverse range of topics. Each candidate first presented a poster to a panel of judges. Four finalists were then selected to give oral presentations, including: Stephanie Zimms (University of Strathclyde) on Thermal Remediation, Daniele Bertalot (University of Dundee) on Seismic Liquefaction and Richard Allan (URS) with Pipeline Expansion in Azerbaijan.

However, the overall winner was Richard Blackwell (University of Glasgow, pictured) who scored consistently highly with his undergraduate project on 'The Prediction of Foundation Movements on Unsaturated Soil'.

The poster competition is aimed at giving environmental geologists and engineering geologists under the age of 30 the chance to present a project or research topic. So if you feel inspired, we look forward to seeing your poster submission next year!