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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...

April 2019


Farewell Oppy, hello InSight

Amy Whitchurch ponders geophysics in the Red Planet limelight


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad



Join the decarbonisation bandwagon

The Society should support the UK campaign for decarbonisation by 2050 argues Martin Lack



What lies beneath: Thoughts on the lower mantle

Phil Heron & Ed Garnero review the mysterious deep Earth


Mammoth discovery on A14 to Cambridge

Douglas Palmer on the discovery of Ice Age remains near Cambridge



Inclusive prosperity in South Africa

Mark Steeves reports on the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba



Onshore exploration

Nina Morgan on a sticky situation in Cumbria


People News

An interview with the out-going Fellowship Secretary, staff matters and more


Books & Arts

Mesozoic Resource Potential in the Southern Permian Basin

This volume comprises a set of papers concernin...


Across the Bridge: Understanding the Origin of the Vertebrates

This book brings together some of the latest re...


Urban Water Atlas for Europe

What has Europe ever done for us? Well, for a s...


Cape to Cape

If you are a Society Fellow approaching retirem...



Brinley Roberts 1932-2018

For more than three decades, Brin's dedication ...


John Tarney 1937-2018

Professor John Tarney died on 31 March 2018, sh...