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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...

February 2008


Benefits forgot

Ted Nield bemoans the oft-forgot benefits of science and technology


Beating the System

Nick Petford asks whether Earth System Science could find itself a beneficiary in the new system of Citation Analysis



Devonian bugs could have collected YOU!

Fossilised claw from an ancient marine scorpion indicates size of this sea monster, reports Dwain Eldred


Fixing the bubble

Emily Baldwin reports on the possible future of CO2 sequestration


Deep in the Forest, something stirs

A new geological attraction for the Forest of Dean


Books & Arts

Reviews - February 2008

Reviews by Ted Nield, David Nowell and Dick Selley



Goalposts on the move

Nick Petford on what citation analysis could mean for Earth science departments



The wrong sort of rain

Hydrogeologist Michael Price discusses UK geology and water supply in a changing climate


Online Special

Earthquake hits Lincolnshire

British Geological Survey (BGS) records a Local Magnitude 5.2 earthquake near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire


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