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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 2009


Mutterschaft und apfelkuchen

When Ted Nield hears government speak of "multidisciplinarity" he is starting to reach for his gun...


Back to basics

Let's hear it for the "Natural Historian" says Richard Crockett



Roughing it

Nina Morgan on the good old days of the oil industry


Weston's super wares

Reader Offer! Stunning geological images for the walls of your home...



"Dino killing" asteroid theory takes fresh hit

Fresh hit for theory of "dino-killing asteroid crater"


Landfill methane threat overblown

Landfill sites oxidise far more CH4 than has previously been estimated, writes Sarah Day


Governments warned: fire is a significant contributor to climate change

Scientists call on governments to recognise the role of fires in global climate change


News in Brief

Joe McCall wrestles with a giant snake, and some other items hitting the geo-media


...more News in Brief

Joe McCall rounds up even geonews...


Gold standard - a GeoNews Feature

Sarah Day on the aftermath of Bre-X and the mew mineral reporting codes


Youthful geoscientists to meet in China

First “Young Earth Scientists” congress to be held in Beijing


Society News

Chartership News June 2009

David Manning on the first ever "Scrutineers' Day", held in March


Books & Arts

Two New Reviews

Reviews by Ted Nield and Chris Carlon


Two More Reviews...

Reviews by Tony Waltham and Sarah Day



Digitally remastered

Old wine in new bottles? Rob Butler and Tony Pedley look at how new value is being added to old data


The Scapegoat

Alexis Drahos reinterprets a famous religious icon


Online Special

Early migrant found asleep in the deep

Neanderthal skull fragment found in North Sea sediments is the oldest human bone discovered underwater