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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 2007



Ted Nield on "Doris's Crack" and the issue of the difference between the question "why" and the question "how"


Strength to strength

Tony Watts (Science Secretary) on the year ahead for the Society's meetings



All aboard the warming express

Adler deWind reports on the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum, now arriving at a Eurostar cutting at Scaler's Hill


Kryptonite no. Serpentinite, possibly.

Dwain Eldred gets down on the San Andreas active zone


Society News

Bicentenary Essay Competition - Winning Entries

Shell essay competition winner announced at Bicentennial Dinner - read the short-listed entries here!


Books & Arts

Reviews - December 2007

Reviews by Ted Nield, Rick Brassington and Alan Bowden



Skaergaard, Everest and more...

Geoff Glasby reflects on the life and work of Lawrence Wager, one of the greatest geologists and climbers of the 20th Century


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