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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 2011


Democratic deficit

Ted Nield congratulates incoming President but wonders about the Society's electoral health


Spare me the cycles!

Robin Bailey has had enough of cycling



Raising Arizona & co.

Ted Nield focuses on a really big drip


Society News

Library review

Nic Bilham has the latest


Fugitive poems connected with natural history and physical science Collected by the late C G B Daubeny, 1869

Librarian and poet Michael McKimm describes Daubeny's "Fugutuve Poems" and previews the forthcoming Geology and Poetry Day this October


Hong Kong degree accredited

reports Dr Bill Gaskarth


Society research funds awarded

research Funds awarded


ROGEP goes live

sort of - reports Paul Maliphant


Nuclear vision

report of a meeting between GSL and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority



Holmes's first date

Cherry Lewis commemorates 100 years of knowing the age of the Earth


Reasons to be cheerful?

Chris King and Ben Jones read the runes on Earth science education in schools and colleges


Online Special

Nuclear wave

Peter Styles (former President of the Society) delivers his verdict on the nuclear accident at Fukushima


The Christchurch earthquake: what happened?

BGS geologist Dave Boon on New Zealand's devastating earthquake


Books & Arts

Book Reviews

Two recent popular Earth science-related books, reviewed by Ted Nield



Christchurch quake memories

BGS geologist Dave Wilson finds himself on the receiving end of an angry planet


Geological pioneer

Nina Morgan discovers that William Buckland is alive and well and living in the tweetosphere