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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 2019


A moment in time

Sarah Day bids a fond farewell to the Raising Horizons exhibition


Society News

Call for volunteers Geoconservation Committee

The Geological Society is seeking volunteers to sit on its Geoconservation Committee. 


Chartership update

John Talbot has news of changes to CGeol eligibility requirements


Get to know your library

Fellows who have not attended the Library before, or would like a refresher, are invited to attend drop-in sessions on the first Thursday of every month


Policy Update

Megan O'Donnell writes with the latest on a busy few months for the Policy team


Society News

What your Society is up to, at home and abroad



Face facts on fossil fuels

Inadequate science communication risks enabling failure to limit climate change, writes Hugh Richards


Online Special

Diversity and inclusivity in the resource sector - Is it time for quotas?

Mark Steeves asks: is it time for quotas in the resource sector?


Geologist blasts Society - a response

Jonathan Cowie responds to the very public resignation of long time Fellow Professor Bill McGuire



Not so boring after all

Earth's 'boring billion' of stagnant, stinky oceans might not have been so boring after all, reports Simon Poulton


Petroleum Pioneers

Robbie Gries, President of the Geological Society of America, talks to Geoscientist Magazine about breaking barriers, learned societies and her geological heroines 



A geologist's Christmas in Wales

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan recalls a Christmas in Cymru


Beyond Academia

A world of opportunity awaits outside of the university walls. To move forward, think outside the academic box and use technology to expand your networks, writes our anonymous contributor. 


Micropaleontologists take on (Discovery Channel’s) Shark Week with Protists!

Rehemat Bhatia, Adriane Lam, Emliy Kaiser, Chris Lowery and Laura Cotton on Foram Week – a new outreach initiative



Lyell's notebooks saved

The University of Edinburgh's fundraising campaign to save Charles Lyell's notebooks has been successful, reports David McClay


Books & Arts

Waves, Particles, and Storms in Geospace: A Complex Interplay

Since the almost simultaneous discovery over si...


Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach

What are coastal wetlands and their features? H...


The Environment: A History of the idea

We’re at an important moment in history, ...


Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

In the introduction to his book, Warwick Vincen...



Wallace Smith Broecker (1931-2019)

The man behind one of the greatest geoscientifi...