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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 2013


Virtuous virtual

Correspondence continues to tumble in about the importance of mapping...



Fallout over Radwaste

Haszeldine and Smythe respond to criticisms of their evidential style



First footfall

And did those feet?  Yes they did - but when?  Ken McNamara tracks down the answers


Virtual prospecting

Greg Power and Rob Barnes use IT to mine old field data


Society News

Your Society needs YOU!

Your President calls you.  Now is the time for all good CGeols to come to the aid of the party.


Chartership News

Another broken record!  (And no, we don't mean Bill Gaskarth)


Geoscientists in the Agency

Keith barker on Chartered Geologists at The Environment Agency


Not just window dressing

Rob Butler on pepping up the Society's role in Geoconservation


Research Funds open for bids

Time to apply for Society field grants!


Sponsor a Book update

Michael McKimm on another tome that has been dusted off thanks to your generosity


Books & Arts

Books & Arts

Four new books reviewed  by John Milsom, Mark Griffin, Steve Rowlatt and Peter Easton



The Gift that Kept on Giving

Nina Morgan on Wegener's great insight



Martin Andrew Whyte 1945-2013

Exemplary lecturer and tutor at Sheffield University with exceptionally wide geological interests


Online Special

Operation Iceberg

Tom Power reviews the BBC documentary 'Operation Iceberg' and analyses its findings in terms of the British Quaternary record


Deep drilling lake Ohrid

Prof. Melanie Leng on recent reserach in the Balkan lake, thanks to UK membership of ICDP