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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 2012


Olympic Torture

Ted Nield hails another spectacularly missed opportunity


Not taking the shilling

John Buckeridge thinks that measuring quality by research earnings is dangerous for universities



Monsters' ink - indelible

Ted Nield on the conservative aspect of natural selection


Early dawn sheds light on Vesta

Early dawn sheds light on Vesta Geoscientist 22...


Fossilised fungi in the deep biosphere

New discoveries in Eocene subsea cores extend t...


Society News

Demystifying exploration for the City

Peter Dolan and Colin Summerhayes of the Develo...


Sponsor-a-Fish New ways to help

One year since the launch of the successful campaign



Crossrail - the engineering geology

Ursula Lawrence says the project is changing the face of London's subsurface geology


Thomas Moran - the art of the sublime

Art historian Dr Alexis Drahos discusses America's most geological of painters


Online Special

Something Wiki this way comes

What are the most visited websites in the world...


West Dorset Fossil Collecting Code

reviewed.  Richard Edmonds reports



Introducing the Scottish Core Code

Colin MacFadyen, Scottish Natural Heritage, exp...


Books & Arts

Two new book reviews

by Colin Summerhayes and Gordon Neighbour



The Apprentice(s)

Sarah Day describes the national final of the Schools Geology Challenge and the Early Career Award


'Twas ever thus

distant Thunder - Nina Morgan reveals that getting straight answers out of scientists was never easy



Geoffrey Russell Coope 1930-2011

Quaternary scientist and entomologist Wi...


John Vord Hepworth 1919-2012

Field and laboratory geologist who began his ca...