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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...

August 2007


Rembrandt's poodle

Ted Nield has doubts about peer review


Geological knowledge is general knowledge!

Iain Bartholomew, Chairman of the Corporate Affiliates and Vice President of the Geological Society, looks to the future



Maculloch map re-published

The British Geological Survey has published a poster reproduction of the first large-scale geological map of Scotland, says Brighid Ó Dochartaigh



Beyond the fridge

Jonathan Cowie on why the Ice Age teaches us less about global warming than the Eocene or Toarcian



King, Kennett and Devon on a new educational initiative


Labs for Afghanistan

Michael Watts and Clive Mitchell report on the continuing work of the British Geological Survey in Afghanistan


Online Special

Back to the roots of "mountain making"

Suffering for art and Earth science is still alive and well in the North West Highlands. Clare Bond took a pack of 12 and 13 year-olds up a snow-clad Foinaven – and lived to tell the tale...


Mapping Pluto's Kingdom

Nick Petford claims another first for the 1815 William Smith map – could it also represent the first speculative record of pluton shape?


Ancient Earth earns crust

Joe McCall is on the hunt for 4.45 billion year old diamonds...


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Volume 17 No 8 August 2007
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