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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 2011


Phosphate essentials

Ted Nield finds that reliable information on the world's reserves of phosphate is hard to find


Back to Galileo

Russell Corbyn wonders why the inquisition is stalking Italy once again



The crust's irresistible rise

Ted Nield details some new research that claims to plot the crust's seemingly inexorable rise


McCall's World

Joe McCall on some ancient bugs, and a cat among the hominins


Society News

Online first - coming soon!

coming soon, says Samantha Kaye


ROGEP up and running

Paul maliphant explains why, and how to become a Registered Ground Engineering Professional


Sponsor a fish!

Caroline Lam and Michael McKimm on the Society's collection of Louis Agassiz illustrations, and a new plan to conserve and digitise it with your help



Apatite for growth

Yuri Voytekhovsky and Geoff Glasby on the phosphate deposits of Arctic Russia


Mr Thornton, I presume?

Richard Boak on Livingstone's forgotten geologist


Online Special

Online Special: Namibian Gem

Laurence Donnelly and Brian Marker on an IUGS-GEM Annual Meeting and Workshops, held in Windhoek, Namibia


Many old irons

Joe McCall explores a major enigma on Mars


Books & Arts

Two New Books

by Brian Marker and Joe McCall



Blundell elected

Sir Tom Blundell FRS is elected President of the Science Council


Pot calls kettle black

Pot calls kettle black: Nina Morgan discovers that it really does take one to know one


Henry Stewart Edgell 1927-2010

Henry Stewart Edgell remembered


Lawrence Albert Joseph Williams 1930-2011

Lawrence Albert Joseph Williams remembered