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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...

Glossop Award and Medal 2011

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Adler deWind writes: A packed lecture theatre at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington last night gave an enthusiastic reception to the 12th Glssop Lecture, by Eddie Bromhead (Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Kingston University London) entitled ‘Reflections on the residual strength of clays with special reference to bedding-controlled landslides.’

The lecture was preceded by a presentation from the 2011 Glossop Award winner, Sophie Gibb (Key GeoSolutions Ltd.) on ‘Application of presplit blasting to final faces in hard rock quarries.’

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The Glossop Award and Medal were presented to Ms Gibb and Prof Bromhead by Emma Slack, Rudolph Glossop's younger daughter, representing the Glossop family. Ms Gibb was presented with a copy of the recently published book Rudolph Glossop and the Rise of Geotechnology, by Ronald Williams, which will be reviewed by Ian Sims in the December/January issue of Geoscientist .  She will also be receiving a cheque and a certificate.

The evening was presided over by David Entwisle (BGS), Chair of the Engineering Group, who announced at the meeting that Prof. Bromhead will be taking over the Editorship of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH) in 2013, in succession to Mike Winter.