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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...

January 2008


Fighting the fight, or slaying the slain?

Ted Nield asks if the Society should follow the Royal Society's lead and put out a statement denouncing Young Earth Creationism


Earth science for society...

Ed de Mulder wishes Geoscientist readers a Happy New International Year of Planet Earth



Copper bottomed!

John Barnatt and John Bramley on an old Peaks coppermine, newly reopened to tourists


Plutonium's journey to the centre of the Earth

A new disposal route for a deadly metal, by Emily Baldwin


Books & Arts

Reviews - January 2008

Reviews by Dave Long, John Milsom and Ken Pye



Diamond rivers

Brian Bluck and John D Ward on the diamond placers of south west Africa


Online Special

The longest hangover

Recovering from the mother of all mass extinctions took 30 million years, say scientists at Bristol University. Dwain Eldred reports


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