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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 2015


Leading the blind

Ted Nield hails the rise of double-blind reviewing in academic publishing.



Fieldwork and mining

Mike Harris argues that a rigorous dose of mine or exploration work allows students to decide if that's the life for them



Steps and cycles

Andy Chadwick explains how interaction between continuous trend with natural climate cycles produces the observed stepped pattern of global warming


Hunting pterosaurs

Elizabeth Martin-Silverstone describes her investigations into pterosaur flight, and the evolution of flying vertebrates


Online Special

A crack in the edge of credibility - review of 'San Andreas'

Ted Nield has been to see the new summer disaster movie San Andreas...


Books & Arts

Four new book reviews

Four new book reviews by Andrew Goudie, Wishart Mitchell, John Milsom and Richard Dawe


Society News

Geologica Britannica

Dan Welch (Chair, West Midlands Regional Group) describes the 3rd Annual Geological Photographic Competition.


Refitting the flagships

Al Fraser (Imperial College, London) reports on the work of a Science Committee working group on the Flagship Meetings and their future.


University Geoscience UK

CHUGD has a new name - and a new plan for the future, say Tim Minshull and David Manning.


Transforming for the future

Mike Bowman, Prof. of Development and Production Geology (University of Manchester) is to chair a session at the forthcoming PGC8.  He talks here to Geoscientist.


Diversity equality and inclusion

Thank you to all those who have completed the Society's membership survey - and how to do it if you haven't yet....


Confronting barriers to inclusion

George Jameson heralds a forthcoming conference on 'opening the gate to accessible fieldwork'


25 years of CGeol

Edmund Nickless, Executive Secretary, on the first quarter century of Chartership


Awards 2016

Make your nominations for our 2016 Awards, writes Stephanie Jones.


Careers Day 2015

Calling all sponsors and exhibitors!



Smith plaques - spot the errors!

Nina Morgan attempts to right the many wrongs that have attended commemorative plaques to William Smith.



Martin David Brasier 1947-2014

Martin Brasier was one the UK’s leading p...


Roy Favell King 1925-2014

Geophysicist who pioneered geomagnetic research...