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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...

President's Day 2012


Earlier in the year, the Society announced the winners of its medals and funds 2012. Now, mark your diaries for the Society’s gala day – 13 June!

Geoscientist 22.03 April 2012

The award winners this year are: Christopher Hawkesworth (Wollaston Medal); Eric Wolff (Lyell Medal); Frank Spear (Murchison Medal); William Aspinall (William Smith Medal); Richard Aldridge (Coke Medal); Robin Strachan (Coke Medal); Geoffrey Duller (Bigsby Medal); Cherry Lewis (Sue Tyler Friedman Medal); David Ward (R H Worth Prize); Bridget Wade (Wollaston Fund); Jamie Pringle (William Smith Fund); Daniela Schmidt (Lyell Fund); Russell Wynn (Murchison Fund); Ian Jackson (Distinguished Service Award); Simon Winchester OBE (Distinguished Service Award).

To these can now be added the recipients of two President’s Awards, namely: Carys Bennett (Université de Lille 1 - Sciences et Technologies, left) and Romain Guilbaud (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, below).

Guilbaud Awards will be presented at President’s Day, to be held this year on 13 June. On that day (full details in the May issue), as well as the Presidential Address, four senior medallists will deliver short research talks. Titles have yet to be confirmed, but indications are that Chris Hawkesworth (University of St Andrews) will speak on The generation and destruction of continental crust; Eric Wolff (British Antarctic Survey) on Ice cores and interglacials , Frank Spear (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) on Thirty years of metamorphic P-T-t paths: what we have learned about orogenesis, and William Aspinall (University of Bristol) on A restless volcano and restive volcanologists: uncertain judgements and uncertain risks.

All Fellows are welcome to attend the events of President’s Day, though Lunch with the Award Winners will incur a charge. Full details of this, and instructions as to how to register, will be published in the May Issue, which will be distributed together with the Annual Report 2011. Edmund Nickless