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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 2008


Surveys' wondrous cross

Surveys must change to survive, but how fast, and how far?  Ted Nield draws attention to the BGS Forward Strategy, now out for consultation


The wizard's tale

Don Braben has a vision...



Christmas Cheer - or, the gourmet geologist

Distant Thunder by Nina Morgan: Christmas Cheer - or the gourmet geologist


Smithsonian founder honoured in London

English Heritage erects blue plaque for founder of Smithsonian Institution


Glossop 2008

The Engineering Group of the Geological Society has awarded the 2008 Glossop Award to Seth Pollak, writes Chris Martin



News in Brief - December 2008

Joe McCall ponders volcanism on Mercury and the deep terrestrial biosphere


Society News

Sponsor a book!

Michael McKimm explains how you can now get involved in preserving the Society's priceless volumes


Books & Arts

Reviews - December 2008

Four book reviews by Trevor Ford, Mike Leeder, Ian Lancaster and Sarah Day



Clearer Skies for China

Adler de Wind reports on how China is working with BGS scientists to capture the carbon it currently pumps into the air



A saw for a jaw

Hugh Torrens on the tortured history of the Society's Mary Anning Ichthyosaur skull - now lovingly restored and back on permanent public display


Geopark of the giant trilobites

Richard Fortey opens a new visitor attraction...


Online Special

Dinosaurs, Darwin and dung (oh my!)

Sarah Day explores the Transactions of the Geological Society


Friends reunited

2010 sees the 350th birthday of the Royal Society, and the Geological Society is helping to plan the party


Society tells NDA: skilled workforce "essential"

The Society has responded to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority R&D Strategy consultation, writes Sarah Day


YES Congress website launched

The 2009 YES congress comes a step closer to reality, reports Adler de Wind


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