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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 2019


Mining the Moon

Amy Whitchurch on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad



Dig deep for Lyell’s notebooks

We must keep the Lyell notebooks in the UK, urges John Henry



Wine, whisky and beer—and geology?

Alex Maltman reports on the connections, or lack thereof, between rocks and our favourite tipples


Bumps in the Med: Landscape evolution in Calabria, Italy

Carla Pont investigates the controls on river profiles in the rapidly evolving Calabrian landscape



It’s time to take notice of sand

Ian Selby on the need to manage sand resources sustainably



Distant Thunder: Behind every good man...

Nina Morgan ponders the marriage of William Buckland and Mary Morland


Books & Arts

Geological Belts, Plate Boundaries, and Mineral Deposits in Myanmar

Myanmar’s geology is like a precious mine...


History of the European Oil and Gas Industry

This fascinating volume is the outcome of a mee...


The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment: World Ocean Assessment 1

This weighty tome includes an extraordinary ran...


Circum-Arctic Lithosphere Evolution

The Special Publication Circum-Arctic Lithosphe...


The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

In 1963, Vine & Matthews published a short ...


Five Photons: Remarkable Journeys of Light Across Space and Time

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy says...



James Bruce Blanche (1946-2018)

Well known and much liked across the internatio...


Douglas Allenby 1944-2017

Internationally reputed mining and tunnelling engineer, specialist in pipejacking and jacked box tunnelling.