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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 2009


Lithography rules

Geoscientist reader survey reveals stron preference for print


Towards the next revolution

Chris Garland sees a clear duty ahead for all Earth scientists



Slip up

Nina Morgan on a sad case of explaining lost field slips to the Director


A pleasing bouquet?

Ted Nield interviews Diana Garnham, CEO of the Science Council


For she's a jolly good Fellow

Samme Brough wins award for her work as a STEM ambassador



Life in hell?

New models suggest life may have survived the Late Heavy Bombardment, writes Ted Nield


Shale of the Century

Sarah Day on the 100th anniversary of the Burgess Shale


In Brief July 2009

Joe McCall on ancient footsteps, and mercurial meteorites


A tale of two meetings

Sarah Day visits the 7th Petroleum Geoscience Conference


GeoEducation News

Earth Learning Idea

A source of inspiration for puils and teachers alike


Books & Arts

Three Books Reviewed

Reviews by Roger Musson,David Dineley and Mike Rosenbaum




Tony Bazley explains the origin, evoluition and future of Northern Ireland's very own geological survey


Online Special

Rain from heaven

Ted Nield reports on a five-million year long mid-Ordovician meteorite shower


Bowling for CO2

Bowl shaped molecule that suggests new techniques for dealing with atmospheric CO2


Duck, everyone

Ted Nield reports on asteroid-tracking


Why Mars may be like Bavaria

Ted Nield reports from MetSoc