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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 2020



We continue to be fascinated by dinosaurs, and the process of their discovery


Society News

Society News

What your Society is up to, at home and abroad




Regional Groups are key to attracting young geologists, says Catherine Kenny



Excavating Jurassic Giants

Phil Manning on an international palaeontological project to reconstruct a lost world


Dinosaur rustling in the Old West

Paul Johnson recounts the infamous 'Bone Wars'



An everyday story of geological folk

Nina Morgan on the creation of a geological map of the Archers


Books & Arts

Deep Sea Mining

The title of this book is something of a misnom...


Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Hardly a week goes by without a reminder on the...


Tales from the Himalaya: Religion, Science, Politics, Society

This excellent book is about people and peoples...


The Moon: A History for the Future

Reviewed by Les Hopper



Paul Howard Bridges 1948-2017

Sedimentologist, teacher and university manager known and loved for his helpful and self-effacing manner.


Harold Garnar Reading 1924-2019

Pioneering sedimentologist who inspired generat...