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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 2009


The unbearable dullness of scientists?

Ted Nield weighs a new caricature of modern science in the balance and finds it wanting


Shaping tomorrow's geoscientists

John Noad urges everyone to get out there and spread the word



From wine into water

Nina Morgan on a wine merchant who went down the drain in Oxford



News in Brief - February 2009

Joe McCall ponders ancient rocks and exoplanets with added gas


Society News

Society honours Snowball Earth pioneer

The Geological Society’s oldest and most prestigious award, the Wollaston Medal, has been awarded to Paul F. Hoffman


GeoEducation News

Earth Learning Idea update

Chris King and the Earthlearningidea team wish to enlist your help...


Books & Arts

Reviews - February 2009

Three book reviews, by Jamie Blackwell, Rick Brassington and Warren Hamilton



Early settler - Darwin the geologist in the Galapagos

Sally Gibson retraces Darwin's footsteps on the Galapagos, and documents the less well-known geological discoveries he made there


Darwin's geological formation

More on Darwin's geological observations


Volume 19 No 2 February 2009
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