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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...

July 2007


No Prime Ministers?

PMs question time: Ted Nield on the past and future of Prime Ministerial interest in the Society


Outreach yes - over-reach no!

Society treasurer Andy Fleet experiences a frisson over the potentially bottomless nature of outreach activity



Smooth as SiLC

Peter Witherington on the importance of Specialist in Land Condition certification



Smith's other debt

J. Fuller on what the Father owed to his scientific forbear John Strachey, with associated DIY field excursions:


Smith field trip 1

John Strachey, William Smith, and the Strata of...


Smith field trip 2

John Strachey, William Smith, and the Strata of...


Into the abyss

Sue Bowler on the origins of Oceanography



What do we really know about global warming?

Colin Summerhayes sets out what we definitely think we know


Books & Arts

Reviews - July 2007

Three new books reviewed - by Jim Brooks, Stephen K Donovan and Sean Mulshaw


Online Special

Chicxulub Commentary - Impact factor

Ted Nield with a cautionary tale of science, peer review, and Charlton Heston…


Standardising fieldwork management and safety?

Rob Butler looks into British Standard 8848


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