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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 2012


Mente non malleo

Ted Nield suffers a Daily Mail moment over hammering


Serving science and profession

David Shilston, incoming President, sets out his stall



Raindrops keep falling...

Precambrian showers constrain atmospheric density but throw up problems for the 'faint young sun'


June 2012

McCall's World: Four quirkies from the master monitor


Palaeontology still full of surprises!

How true is Richard Fortey’s remark!


Society News

UK to join ICDP

Melanie Leng (BGS) heralds a first for Britain


Map showing the distribution of cholera in London and its Environs - 1867

Rare map of the month!  The geological Successor to John Snow's famous map, with added rocks


Accrediting Excellence - at home, abroad and in house

Bill Gaskarth on the recent training day for Scrutineers



Prehistoric fossil collectors

Ken McNamara reaches for the stars


Columns inch up

Chris King and Fiona Haydn find that UK papers cover more geology than physics and chemistry put together


Online Special

Scrutineers' Day report

Some 23 Scrutineers attended the day in Burlington House. Many had already attended a previous training day and were there for a ‘refresher’


Part 2A – Is Everything CLEAr Now?

Charlene Knox reviews the recently reviewed Statutory Guidance on Contaminated Land


Books & Arts

June 2012

Two new reviews - Michael McKimm on a new exhibition at Tate Britain featuring the Society's William Smith Map, and Colin Summerhayes on Michael E Mann's The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.



Food for thought

Distant Thunder - Food for thought



Augusto Gansser 1910-2012

Pioneering Himalayan geologist and explorer who...


Gerald Manfred Friedman 1921–2011

Outstanding carbonate sedimentologist who escap...