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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...

The Apprentice(s)

Students and early career geologists gathered at Burlington House on 25 April for the final of our first National Schools Geology Competition and Early Career Geologist Award. Sarah Day reports.

Geoscientist 22.06 July 2012

Schools Geology Challenge winnersStudents, drawn from schools across the UK, gave presentations arguing their case for the most inspirational geological site in the UK, their chosen sites ranging from Worm’s Head, Rhosili in Gower to the Cornubian batholith in Cornwall. They then took part in a quick-fire quiz, presided over by GSL Vice President Paul Maliphant. 

Early Career AwardThe four finalists in the Early Career Geologist Award each gave a 20-minute presentation detailing the work they have been doing in their careers so far. The judges selected Davide Gamboa, finalist from the Southern Wales Regional Group, as overall winner. Davide’s PhD, from Cardiff University, takes a 3D-seismic approach to the problem of reservoir compartmentalisation on continental margin settings.

The Schools competition was won by South Wiltshire Grammar and Bishop Wordsworth, Salisbury, who chose the De la Beche Unconformity in Vallis Vale as their inspirational site. The Society extends its congratulations to everyone who took part, but especially to Davide (left) and the winning schools (above).  

Pictures - Ted Nield.