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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 2010


The planet's fine

We're the ones we should be worrying about, says Ted Nield


Hand of history

Hugh Torrens thinks it's high time the Society appointed an archivist



Glossop Evening 2009

Dawne Riddle attends the Engineering Group's prestigious annual event


YE-S to Planet Earth!

Jo Venus on the Beijing conference of the Young Earth Scientists Network, and the future for this innovative attempt to link up the Earth scientists and policymakers of the future


Love and affection

Nina Morgan on the romance of Charles and Emma Darwin



BGS OpenGeoscience

Keith Westhead describes the Survey's new free online service


In Brief

by Joe McCall



Two New Reviews

by Maurice Tucker and Roger Musson


Responses... last month's piece by Rick Brassington (1984 and all that)



Bridging the Energy Gap?

Can non-conventional oil sources hope to fill the looming energy gap? David Strachan investigates


Earth's hottest place

Dougal Jerram and Steve Smith take laser scanning to the very edge and build the ultimate 3D volcano...


Society News

Council view...

Sarah Day interviews some past and present Council members, to find out more about the vital role that they play in the running of the Society


Scrutineers wanted!

Bill Gaskarth calls for more CGeols to participate in the process


Online Special

Don Anderson joins the Caribbean Debate

The Caribbean Plate Debate continues...


Caribbean Debate: James replies to Neill and Storetvedt

Caribbean Plate Debate: Keith James replies to Iain Neill and Karsten Storetvedt


James Pindell and John Dewey reply to Keith James

Can this be the end of the Caribbean Plate Debate?


The oceans' big acid trip

The world’s oceans are acidifying at their fastest rate for 55 million years, scientists say