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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 2016


Fellow feeling

Ted Nield reflects on the nature of Fellowship benefits in the light of the decision to sub-let the Fellows' Room



PFA and the circular economy

Matt Eynon thinks that the downturn in coal-fired power generation will have serious consequences for mine-works stabilisation.



SCARP - a Scottish Carboniferous research park

Graham Leslie and Mike Browne explore the opportunities that can be built on the legacy of Scotland's opencast coal


Shackleton's geologist

Tom Sharpe recounts a harrowing tale of geological derring-do in the South Atlantic


Society News

AGM Report

At a better-than-usually attended AGM, concerns were raised over plans to sub-let the Fellow's Room to the Royal Academy, reports Ted Nield


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

An extra helping of book reviews in this month's issue!



Stamp of approval

Not many geologists get their heads on stamps.  Nina Morgan knows about one who did.


A working party reports

The latest in a series of Engineering Group Working Party reports was published in June, writes Dawne Riddle.