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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 2015


Room with a review

Ted Nield hails the growth of the magazine's Books & Arts section and calls for more reviewers to come forward.



CGeol at 25

Chartership is 25.  Tracey Radford and David Shilston take an engineering geological perspective



Bullard's fit

Douglas Palmer celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sir Edward Bullard's computer-aided solution to the Atlantic jigsaw.


Online Special

Society appoints Sarah Fray as new Executive Secretary

The Society has appointed a new Executive Secretary, writes Sarah Day


Funding Fossil Collections

Correspondence illuminating the dynamics behind the acquisition of geological collections by public museums in the 19th Century, by Philip Compton


Society News

Awards 2016

Make your nominations for our 2016 Awards, writes Stephanie Jones.


Careers Day 2015

Calling all sponsors and exhibitors!


Chartership and the environment sector

Matt Whitehead believes that the question over achieving Chartership is not 'why?' but 'why not?'


Society report goes EU-wide

'Geology for Society' presented at the EU Parliament in 12 additional languages


Great Geobakeoff 2015

Sarah Day thanks the interpid geo-bakers who took part in the second Geobakeoff.


Books & Arts

Reviews Special: 17 new books reviewed

We review seventeen new books in a Reviews Special issue



He had a dream

As geologist and science writer nina Morgan discovers, faith can sometimes move mountains.



John Staveley Watson 1945-2014

Technician with a wide range of expertise and flair, stalwart of the OU for over 30 years


Christopher King 1943-2015

Expert on the London Clay, who once stopped to retrieve a sample in Oxford Street traffic