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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 2017


Coal is dust

Ted Nield says the world will always need geologists - just different ones.



What on Earth is going on?

John Arthur reacts to the recent disturbing news about exploration geophysics course closures.



Sustainable futures

Joel C Gill and Martin Smith ask why geology matters in the attainment of the UN’s sustainable development goals


On seeing the most rocks

Geoff Townson has collected some memories of the Society's 'Student Instructional Tours', which ran between 1946 and 1967


Society News

Society closure notice

Both Burlington House and the Publishing House will be closed on Tuesday 18 July for staff training.


Research grants 2017

The Research Grants Committee considered 44 applications from Fellows and non-Fellows, early-career and established researchers.  Find out who they are and what they got.


MyGSL relaunch imminent

Miriam Purdue has news of the re-launch of the Fellows Area of the website, 'MyGSL', ending months of frustration.


From the Publishing House

Jenny Davey with the latest from the Geological Society Publishing House


Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Why not become a Chartered Scienctist (CSci)? asks Dawne Riddle


Honorary Fellowship

Dr Vitor Manuel Ramos Correia has been proposed for Honorary Fellowship of the Society.


Books & Arts

Book reviews

Six new book reviews by Arthur Tingley, Catherine Kenny, Christos Botsialas, Mark Griffin, David Edwards and Martin Brook



Squeezy does it

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discovers that geology can be music to the ears



John Cole Roberts 1935-2016

Distinguished structural geologist who pioneered fracture patterning and its impact on jointing structures.