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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 2008


Not ours to see

Ted Nield has a feeling that when governments talk about "selectivity" it's nothing to do with "excellence" but everything to do with - er -  "money"



Michael Welland remembers a book that Stamped him for life



Never on a Sunday

Distant Thunder: Nina Morgan on a geological record of the working week


Honorary Fellows

Who are they? And how can you nominate someone to join them?



News in Brief - August 2008

Joe McCall reviews a month in research - from the Martian lander Phoenix to Gooseberries who go it alone


Society News

Hasta la victoria siempre!

Dawne Riddle reports from President's Day on the unveiling of a plaque to mark a revolutionary period in the Society's recent history


Saudi degrees accredited

Bill Gaskarth, Peter Styles and John Powell on an overseas venture for the Society's degree course accreditation scheme


Books & Arts

Reviews - August 2008

Three books of the month, reviewed by Robin Cocks, Jim Griffiths and Mike Bowman



Puddingstone - final slice

In the final instalment of The Proof in the Puddingstone, Bryan Lovell reveals that the proof of the puddingstone is in the heating...



Breaking the time barrier

Prof. Clive Gamble describes the moment that Man first entered the geological timescale


Online Special

Meet the global gobstopper

Scientists from 79 nations work together to produce first digital geological map of the world, reports Ted Nield


Volume 18 No 8 August 2008
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