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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 2014


The wages of cheap

Ted Nield ponders the Soma Mine Disaster, Turkey



Science and profession

Prof. Phil Allen on why the tenets of Chartership seem to sit ill with those of the Academy



A Hole lot of Trouble

The inside story of the media frenzy following the spate of ‘sinkholes’ this winter.


Carnal Delights

Douglas Palmer on the mineral collection of a Cornish banker


Society News

Why not serve on a GSL committee?

Edmund Nickless on some upcoming opportunities for you to get involved in Society business


Chartership news

Chartership Office Bill Gaskarth on the latest developments in professional accreditation


Memorial Trust awards

Bill Gaskarth with news of the Distinguished Geologists' Memorial Trust


August special offer - Full Book Collection

An August Special Offer from the 'Full Book Collection'


Sponsor a Book update

Michael McKimm on the latest rare book to be restored thanks to a generous donation


The 2014 Great Geobakeoff - results

Sarah Day on the worldwide triumph that was the Great 2014 Geobakeoff



Speak easy

Nina Morgan on William Smith's 'abstracted' lecturing style


Endurance test

Prof. Bob Holdsworth is embarking on a suicide mission and has a last request


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Four new book reviews from David Smith, Amy Ellis, Carson Richardson and Mike Winter


Online Special

GSA in the Highlands and Islands

Jerram, Goodenough and Butler on a GSA 125th year field trip, organised by the Society