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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 2018


A diversity of voices

Your new Editor, Amy Whitchurch, says Geoscientist wil remain a forum for community discussion



Economies of truth

Where public policy is concerned, beware institutional lies and follow the money, says Ted Nield



Are Jurassic microbes predictable?

Six researchers explore the predictability of carbonate mounds in Dorset’s Jurassic coast and the implications for petroleum exploration and production.


Karl Mayer-Eymar and Barton-On-Sea

David E W Hall* explores the joint contributions of Karl Mayer-Eymar and Barton-on-Sea to geology and palaeontology


Online Special

Perspectives on Plate Tectonics

Don Tarling takes issue with the historical account of Plate Tectonics publicised by the Society in its promotion of the McKenzie Archive.


Society News

Society News

New Trustees and Awards plus a 2019 -- call for nominations


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Six new books reviewed by Mark Griffin, Rick Brassington, Ben Kilhams, Paul Johnson, James Montgomery and Peter Treolar



Show and tell

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan muses on the best methods of presentation



John Brodie Wilson 1938-2017

Pioneering marine geologist and biologist whose manned submersible dives illuminated the cold water corals of UK western shelf.


John Alfred Catt 1939 - 2017

Quaternary geologist at Rothamsted Experimental Station, and expert on the geology of Hertfordshire


Michael Bernard Collins 1944 2017

Sedimentologist who studied sediment movement based upon field measurements in tidal regimes.


Paul Garrard 1938-2017

Dedicated teacher whose legendary mapping skills inspired generations of RSM students