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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 2013


Underfoot and overlooked

Kerbstones, once the staple product of the UK quarrying industry, are now a staple of urban geology tours.  But what do those markings mean?



No to journal cuts!

The Society’s Library is cutting periodic...



2012 - Landslide year?

Heavy rains in 2012 saw media and social media ...


Kerbstone conundrum

Kerbstones are the very stuff of many urban geology tours. But Peter Dolan* has become captivated by their occasional enigmatic markings…



Dog days

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discovers how an underdog came out on top


Books & Arts

Books & Arts

Double the value this week - one exhibition and seven new books reviewed


Society News

Policy update

It has been a busy few months for the Society’s policy advisers, says Florence Bullough



David Kenneth Bailey 1931-2012

Igneous petrologist-geochemist, and expert on a...


Bruce Chappell 1936-2012

Distinguished Australian geologist who made pro...