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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 2017


Thank you!

Ted Nield has early news of Geoscientist's forthcoming Reader Survey report



Future of oil in a changing climate

Oil has a rosy future despite the threat of climate change, says David Waltham



Common as Marl

Thanks to geology, and some ancient laws, your electricity bill may contravene your rights, says Myc Riggulsford*.


Montana Treasure

Susannah Maidment* describes a new stegosaur from Montana whose distribution sheds new light on dinosaur ecology.


Society News

Geology STEM Ambassadors

Help to inspire the next generation, says Amy Ball


'MyGSL' relaunch

Next month, the Society will launch the new MyGSL membership portal, writes Miriam Purdue.


Online Special

Jurassic Brexit?

Stuart Archer* explains how the UK voted to ‘remain’ 150,000,000 years ago.


Books & Arts

Books & Arts

Four new books, reviewed by Richard Dawe, Nigel Cassidy, Rod Smith and John Milsom



Fashion in the field

Geologists often have a distinctive sartorial style, finds Nina Morgan



Howard Colley 1945 - 2015

Ore body geologist, university administrator and inspiring teacher who contributed strongly to many Society bodies and initiatives.


Geoffrey Philip Glasby 1944 - 2016

Internationally recognised marine geochemist who contributed greatly to our knowledge of marine mineral deposits.


Andrew Joseph Grosse 1958 -2016

Geophysicist in the oil industry and vigorous sportsman who lived life to the full at home and abroad


Michael O’Donoghue 1934-2016

Gemmologist, bibliophile, author and organist who became Curator of Earth Sciences at the British Library.