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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 2018


Micro to macro

Ted Nield finds this issue's features bring back memories of his first proper geological employment.



What's happening to Peer Review?

We all rely upon peer review to get published in respectable scientific journals, but is it working? John Cope has his doubts.



Geology and HS2

Geological conditions and anthropogenic legacy will significantly affect HS2 in mid-Cheshire, say Chris Eccles and Simon Ferley.


Petrographers in construction

Alan Poole* offers an insight into the important work by members of the Applied Petrography Group


Online Special

To ae or not to ae? Spellings of chronostratigraphic terms

The Geological Society of London (GSL) has resolved to adopt, for its own publications and communications, the spellings of high level chronostratigraphic units as given by the International Commission on Stratigraphy in its International Chronostratigraphic Chart.  Paul Pearson explains.


Society News

Society awards 2018

The Society is delighted to announce the names of the winners of its medals and funds and offers all its heartiest congratulations.


New medal

The Society seeks nominations for the inaugural award of the new Dewey Medal, which will be made at this year’s AGM.


Elections to Council 2018-19

Steph Jones with news of the upcoming elections 2018


Accreditation news

The Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce the recent accreditation of two postgraduate programmes, writes Andy Saunders


Chartership news

CGeols and CScis elected at the November Council.


Diphthongs out!

Council (June meeting) approved a proposal from the Stratigraphy Commission that GSL adopt international spellings, particularly regarding diphthongs, writes Adler deWind. 


Join the Science Committee!

The Society is looking for volunteers to join the Science Committee, writes Georgina Worrall.


Mentoring workshops

The Society has organised a number of successful well-attended (117) and well-received mentoring workshops over the last two years.


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Six new books reviewd by Ted Nield, Jeremy Joseph, Cynthia Burek, Nigel Combley Robert Anderson and Jason Holden.



Enduring love

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan describes a life-changing encounter


Glossop Evening 2017

Dr Jackie Skipper received the Glossop Medal and delivered the Glossop Lecture 2017 at the Royal Institution on November 8.



Deryck James Colson Laming 1931-2017

Exeter-based geological consultant and editor, expert on South West England and the New Red Sandstone.