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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 2014/January 2015


All Wrong

Nearly everything we know about the world is wrong, argues Ted Nield



Diversity in the Geological Society

Tricia Henton hails the signing of the Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion



Surveying the Ben

Jenny Ellis and Roddy Muir describe how a team of climbers, botanists and geologists undertook a radical new survey of Britain’s highest mountain


Constructing the Lost World

John Dixon looks at the WHS of Machu Picchu (Peru) with the eye of an engineering geologist


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Four new books reviewed by David Smith, Martin Carruthers, Trevor Emmett and Mark Griffin


Online Special

Kerbstone Markings 2

Peter Dolan follows up his earlier article and sheds some light on the possible meanings of these enigmatic features of our paved urban landscape


Society News

Society accredits Oman degrees

Bill Gaskarth and Denis Peach visit Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman


Research funds 2015

Applications are invited for the 2015 round of Society research funds, writes Stephanie Jones. 


Council nominations reminder

Don't forget to make your nominations for Council!


What to buy a geoscientist for Christmas

Ever thought what the geoscientist in your life wants for Christmas?



In the bleak midwinter

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discovers why the people of Stonesfield loved winter and rough weather



John Hewitt Hull 1934-2014

John Hull was born in Manchester on 18 June 193...


Robert Freer 1932-2014

Robert Freer was a civil engineer who worked ma...