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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 2017


Integrating outreach

Ted Nield says that outreach works best when it is integral, and not a strap-on prosthetic.



Hutton's debt to Browne?

Mike Leeder asks: does geology’s most famous aphorism owe more to Browne of Norwich than Hutton of Edinburgh?



Wren's Nest at 60

Andrew Harrison describes Dudley's great geological site, the World's first NNR, a year on from its 60th birthday.


Online Special

Recovery v Disposal

Chris Berryman reviews the implications of new guidance on the re-use of waste soil materials


Books & Arts

Book reviews special

Thirteen new books reviewed.


Society News

Fellows' Room returns

They’re out – Royal Academy staff, who have been temporarily occupying the Fellows’ Room,  will quit in September.


President's Day - call for nominations 2018

Winners of the 2017 Awards, plus a call for nominations for 2018.


Honorary fellowship

Dr Markku Juhani Iljina is proposed for Honorary Fellowship of the Society


Colourful events

Michael McKimm invites you to another 'Courtyard Late' event on Friday 11 August



A tale of two 50ths

On 5 - 8 July a conference took place in Portsmouth, celebrating two significant landmarks in applied geology, writes Steve Branch


Buried Treasure

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan goes underground to discover a treasure trove.



William Braham 1957 -2016

Highly respected stratigraphic palynologist for the North Sea and eastern Europe, enthusiastic amateur historian and a true bibliophile.


David Murray Boyd 1926-2016

Pioneer of airborne surveys in geological mapping, equally at home in commercial and academic geology


Robin Temple Hazell 1927 - 2017

Pioneer of systematic groundwater development in Africa