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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...

June 2007


Off the Scale!

Ted Nield bewails the journalistic persistence of the "Richter Scale"


Yes, Prime Ministers

David Shilston takes some former PMs at their word



Kent rocked

Alice Walker and Roger Musson investigate the Folkestone earthquake of 28 April


Radwaste moves

Charles Curtis on the latest developments in radioactive waste management in the UK



Terra not so firma

The European Space Agency’s Terrafirma project is poised to deliver a ground movement hazard information service for Europe with millimetre accuracy, reports Chris Browitt et al


Science Education Rocks - OK?

Simon Boxall and others on the virtues of getting undergraduate scientists to enthuse the young...


ONward, upward

Ted Nield interviews John Simmons FGS, geologist turned film-maker


Books & Arts

Reviews - June 2007

Three new books reviewed - by Bernard Leake, Richard Howarth and Fiona Fearnhead


Online Special

Greater Manchester

Manchester Masters gains first accreditation, reports Dawne Riddle


Continental Tectonics & Mountain Building

Rob Butler reports on a memorable week in Wester Ross


Woes of Kilimanjaro "not due to global warming"

The dwindling icecap on Mount Kilimanjaro is being wrongly cited as proof of human-induced global warming, scientists say. Ted Nield reports...


Bosumtwi crater gives up its secrets

Joe McCall reports on the findings of a decade long study on the Bsoumtwi Crater, Ghana


Chicx comes home to roost

Striking new evidence casts grave doubt on the Chicxulub Crater's popular status as the dinosaurs' nemesis, writes Dwain Eldred


Mars at tipping point

Emily Baldwin sails the vanished ocean of Mars


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