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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 2009


Peace on Earth

Ted Nield has a Christmas message.  Sciences gain political influence when they find ways of killing people


Geoscience for wonks

Katharine Royse and Diarmad Campbell wonder if we are doing enough to ensure geoscience reaches policymakers



A bright spark

Distant Thunder by Nina Morgan: A bright spark - geology's Mr Whitegoods


St Aubyn minerals reunited!

an update from the St Aubyn Project



Applied geoscience for our changing Earth

The BGS publishes its Forward Strategy - by John Ludden, Executive Director


News in Brief - January 2009

Joe McCall ponders Titan, metallic helium and Cretaceous dinosaurs


Society News

Online migration

Publisher Neal Marriott on the biggest contemporary trend in scholarly publishing


Accessions and curiosities

A miscellany from the Society Library and Archive


Books & Arts

January 2009

Three book reviews by Duncan Woodcock, Wishart Mitchell and John Reynolds



Quo vadis BGS?

Martin Culshaw and Mick Lee fear for the future of the Survey



Growth of the soil

Brownfield site soil can be engineered so as to help mitigate climate change - David Manning, Elisa Lopez-Capel and Phil Renforth explain


Whatever remains

Laurance Donnelly reflects on the progress of Forensic Geoscience since his first articles on the subject in Geoscientist 6 years ago. Interview and report by Sarah Day


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