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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 2012


Canute Factor

Ted Nield on a recent ruling in North Carolina, and the sage advice of Richard P Feynman


Intuition Counts

Iain Bartholomew says that despite all the technology, the old black magic still turns the trick


Society News

AGM approves new fee structure

that protects those least able to afford the inflation-parallel rise


Bill Gaskarth announces a new website

in which Chartership Scrutineers describe their work


A new philosophico chorographical chart of East-Kent by Christopher Packe (1743)

Rare Map of the Month: Michael McKimm on Christopher Packe's A new philosophico chorographical chart of East-Kent (1743)



Asia's broken foreland

Richard Walker on Society-sponsored research in Kazakhstan


Geology for global development

Joel Gill says Geoscience has a crucial role to play in the fight against poverty


Books & Arts

Two new book reviews

by this year's Wollaston Medallist Chris Hawkesworth, and Duncan Woodcock



A bit on the side

Distant Thunder - Nina Morgan celebrates a former brick pit



Robert Andrew Howie 1923 - 2012

Outstanding research scientist, abstractor and ...


John Gordon Robson 1930-2012

Geophysicist with a passion for rugby who worke...