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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...

December 2018


A geoscientist’s mind

Amy Whitchurch ponders the emerging field of geocognition


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad, in London and the regions



Speaking up for geoscience

Mike Simmons on the need to convey the benefits of geology-related industries



The art of seeing

Mike Stephenson muses on the links between geology and poetry in Ireland


Field sketching through art: An aid to objectivity

Emma Jude urges geologists to learn from the techniques of fine artists


Perceived connections: Inferring meaning where there is none

John Armitage & Tom Coulthard caution against inferring meaning where there is none


Online Special

Online special: Sydenham’s Iguanodon and friends need a bit of TLC

Sydenham’s Iguanodon and friends need a bit of TLC



Communicating geoscience in uncertain times

Hazel Gibson & Jen Roberts on geoscience communication



A Christmas cracker

Nina Morgan portrays the meteoritic Christmas eve of 1965


Books & Arts

Geology of the Dingle Peninsula – A Field Guide

Call me superficial, but I have never found any...


Indian Shield: Precambrian Evolution and Phanerozoic Reconstitution

This welcome volume provides a geological accou...


Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update

Lake Bonneville and its first monographer, Grov...


Advances in Karst Research: Theory, Fieldwork and Applications

The challenge for any book about karst research...



Paul Younger 1962-2018

Paul loved geology, rocks and energy, but there...


Frederick Weir Dunning 1928-2018

Curator of the Geological Museum who began its ...