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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 2012


Bath Discoveries

Note by Mike Bowman (Geoscientist Online exclusive).


Glossop Award and Medal 2011

A packed lecture theatre at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington last night gave an enthusiastic reception to the 12th Glossop Lecture.


Hong Kong visit

Special feature - 10 years on, Accreditation, Visit.


Love on the Rocks

Distant Thunder - With St Valentine's Day in mind, Nina Morgan contemplates true love, on the rocks.



China Syndrome

With China in the ascendant, all nations must look to their rocks, says Ted Nield.


Dust Busters

Mineral dust is annoying and hazardous. Hugh Datson and Brian Marker urge a meeting on monitoring and abatement.



Cycle pathology

Simon Vaughan says the in the ever-intensifying quest to recognise climate-induced stratigraphic cyclicity, false positives may abound.


Society News

Geofacets available in the Library

Elsevier's Geofacets search tool is now available for Fellows and Corporate Affiliates to use in the Library.


GSL Journal Indexes

To be discontinued in print.


Journal Cancellations

In the Library.


Observations on the geology and zoology of Abyssinia etc. by W T Blanford

Rare Book of the Month club: Michael McKimm on W T Blanford's Observations on the Geology and Zoology of Abyssinia 1870.


REE Exercise

Rare Earth Elements briefing note published.


Sir Peter Kent Lecture 15 March

To be given by Andrew Miller MP.



Stabilising Glandyfi

Iain Bews reports on engineering geology and construction at a notorious bottleneck.


Strategic Metals & Minerals

Mark Tyrer asks whether the world faces a crisis or an opportunity.


Online Special

Stony meteorites of Mars

Joe McCall explores the mystery surrounding meteoritic abundances on the red Planet.


Books & Arts

Book Review: Heavy Crude Oils

Heavy Crude Oils: From Geology to Upgrading &nd...


Book Review: The Earth on Show

The Earth on Show Today’s scientists, wh...



Ian Stuart Edward Carmichael 1930-2011

Pioneer of quantitative microanalysis and chemi...