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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 2008


Contingency - but no plan

Ted Nield admits he has something for which to thank the Iron lady


1st Class confusion?

Mike Simmons thinks university degrees are in a right old mess



A true amateur

Nina Morgan on the founding father of the Geologists Association


Society whistleblower retires

Our Council referee hangs up his boots, writes Dawn Riddle


Bay named for UK geophysicist

The Antarctic Placenames Committee honours Professor Donald Griffiths


Thomson celebrated

Ken Thomson's commemorative conference was a fitting tribute, say conveners


The St Aubyn collection

...needs your help!



Turkish delight

Creationist sentenced to prison for corruption


Code of the Scots

A new fossil collecting code comes into force north of the border


Books & Arts

Reviews - July 2008

Book reviews by Ted Nield and Steve Rowlatt



Puddingstone - second slice

In the second of three instalments, Bryan Lovell ponders the significance for Homo sapiens of events that happened 55 million years ago…



Fersman and the Kola Peninsula

Geoff Glasby concludes his trilogy on the giants of 20th Century geochemistry


Online Special

Like a tea-tray in the sky

Some reptiles were flying about 50 million years earlier than Archaeopteryx, reports Dwain Eldred


Mercury is iron-deficient

Volcanism has played major role in shaping surface of Mercury, writes Adler deWind


NHM buys new meteorite

Natural History Museum purchases the Ivuna meteorite, reports Joe McCall


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