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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 2020


What's geology got to do with it?

Sarah Day welcomes the Year of Life



Geoscience, sustainability and ethical investing

Matthew Pannett on the links between geoscience, finance and investment


Society News

Elections to Council 2020-21

Don't forget to vote!


Year of Life

2020 is the Society's Year of Life


Policy update

Join our database of expertise!



Amplified Voices: How identity shapes our scientific experience

How can underrepresented voices be amplified?


Greenough's World

The bicentenary of the world's first crowd sourced geological map


Books & Arts

Fluvial Meanders and their Sedimentary Record

It is difficult to imagine a geoscientist who h...


Geology at the University of Manchester: A Brief History 1851-2004

One of the ‘big names’ of British u...


Reconstructing Archaeological Sites: Understanding the Geoarchaeological Matrix

In 1987, Michael Schiffer published a 364-page ...


Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province

The Deccan Traps of India are the product of th...


Drought: Science and Policy

The book has three sections that deal, respecti...


HP-UHP Metamorphism and Tectonic Evolution of Orogenic Belts

Where present, high pressure (HP) and ultrahigh...



Mineralogical Society supports GSL statements on climate change

New press release from the Mineralogical Society



Distant Thunder

Nina Morgan recounts a surprise double wedding



Andrew Gordon Whitham (1960-2019)

Arctic and Antarctic sedimentologist, Chief Geo...


Reginald Bradshaw (1924-2019)

Mineralogist and petrologist whose outstanding ...