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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 2019


Planetary defence

Amy Whitchurch ponders planetary defence


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad



Great global geotourism sites

Murray Gray presses the Society to consider a global geotourism project



Science, seamounts and society

Tony Watts on the urgent need for increased seafloor mapping


When stars fell to Earth

Douglas Palmer on the poetic, artistic and astronomical accounts of meteor showers in 1860


Online Special

Great global geotourism sites

Murray Gray proposes launching an international project on geotourism



Distant thunder: Credit where credit is due

Nina Morgan applauds a remarkably frank revelation


Hong Kong Regional Group liaison

John Talbot reports on a recent Hong Kong Regional Group liaison & more


Books & Arts

Beyond Extinction: The Eternal Ocean. Climate change & the continuity of life

This visually stunning book is summarised super...


Great Geologists

I wish I had had this book, the first of its ki...


Dear Saffron

We are all told sometime 'You ought to write a ...


Minerals of the English Midlands

This is an amazing book and a credit to the aut...



Keith Westhead (1965-2018)

A runner, piper and British Geological Survey g...