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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 2010


Science and democracy

Ted Nield has a feeling that scientific questions cannot be decided by a show of hands


Top of the pops?

Rob Butler thinks that the music industry has something to teach academics as they obsess over citations



Animal kingdom a la carte

Nina Morgan samples the fare at William Buckland's dinner table


Laud of the Isles

Art historian Alexis Drahos on the geology of JWM Turner's watercolour, "Loch Coriskin"



Graham Leslie Hopkins 1950-2009

Remembered by Lorna Hawthorne



Cold water poured on cooling theory

Sam Shead examines the climatological implications of the revelation that geologists find no evidence for increased erosion after the uplift of the Himalayan Plateau



August 2010

Two new reviews by Ted Nield and Joe Brannan


Tertiary to-do

Andy Gale introduces two opposing pieces on whether or not stratigraphers should scrap the "Tertiary"


The E-Den Project

Sarah Day visits a little bit of Cornwall in Soho Square, to examine plans for the county's renewable energy future



Arctic Russia - minerals and mineral resources

Geoff Glasby and Yuri Voytekhovsky on the economic implications for Russia as the Arctic warms...


Online Special

Core blimey

Harriet Jarlett reports on the planet's dynamic heart


Geoneutrino conundrum

The deep Earth is an unexpected source of anti-neutrinos


Rare and getting rarer

Sue Bowler reports on a BGS report on Rare Earth Element abundances