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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...

Journal Cancellations

Geoscientist 22.01 February 2012

Edmund Nickless writes: In 2010, Council asked a group led by former President Peter Styles to conduct a review1 of the Society’s library collections and services. Geoscientist 21.05 (June 2011) published an update on how the review's recommendations were being carried forward.

In line with these, Council agreed to reduce library net costs by £35k in 2012 through new income and savings. The Library Advisory Committee identified journals for cancellation based on criteria agreed by Council (including low usage and high cost-per-usage). Candidates were reviewed by the Information Management Committee and their cancellation has now been approved. They are:

Bulletin d’information des geologues du bassin de Paris; Contributions to mineralogy & petrology; Coral reefs; Geodinamica acta; Journal of seismic exploration; Mathematical geosciences; Near surface geophysics; Surveys in geophysics and Palaeontographica Abt. B: Palaophytologie.