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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 2019


Carbon underworld

Amy Whitchurch considers carbon at depth


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad, in London and the regions



Eruptions and ships

Paul Cragg calls for awareness of the maritime influences of volcanism



Cracking Canisp: Deep void evolution during ancient earthquakes

Kit Hardman unravels deep void evolution during ancient earthquakes


Finding Earth

Matthieu Galvez argues that carbon is key to defining our planet



Southwest Britain inspires through the ages

Nadine Gabriel on the influential geology of southwest Britain



Romance of the Fossiles

John Hailstone’s convoluted path to love


People News

GeoWeek 2019, The Glossop Awards 2018 and the Tom Vallance Medal 2018.


Books & Arts

The Permian Timescale

The eye is drawn to this long-awaited companion...


The Lomax Gold Mine Series: Dead Man’s Gold & Wolf Man

Accidentally intrepid welsh geologist Ed Evans ...


Subterranean Norwich: The Grain of the City

In writing this book, Williams set out to devel...


Building Stone Atlas of Sussex

An instant reaction to this title could well be...


Andrew Parker 1941-2017

Head of the Postgraduate Research Institute for...