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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 2019


Geology the Obscure

Amy Whitchurch on public perceptions of geology


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad


Beyond Earth…

Flo Bullough & Megan O’Donnell report on the Year of Space



The broader picture

Larry Thomas calls for support in all sectors of geoscience profession



Probing continental subduction in East Greenland

Anna Bidgood describes a field expedition to the Liverpool Land terrain in the Arctic Circle


North Africa’s first stegosaurian dinosaur

North African discovery pushes back the timing, reports Susannah Maidment


Online Special

200 years ago: The Cambridge Philosophical Society was founded by a trio of geologists

Douglas Palmer highlights the 200th anniversary of the Cambridge Philosophical Society



Geoscience and the two-degree world

Make the voice of geoscience heard, urges Mike Stephenson



Equal opportunities

Nina Morgan on the pioneering Geologists’ Association


Stratigraphical foundations

Sarah Day & Amy Whitchurch ‘William Smith’s fossil reunited’ book launch and interview Sir David Attenborough


Books & Arts

William Smith’s Fossils Reunited

Whilst we might wonder why it has taken so long...


Petroleum Geology of the Black Sea

If you are looking for a one-stop-shop to get y...


The Life Scientific: Explorers

BBC Radio 4 has, for the past seven years, broa...


Dinomania: Why We Love, Fear and Are Utterly Enchanted by Dinosaurs

This book is, essentially, a human social histo...



Martin Harold Phillips Bott 1926-2018

Renowned field-based geophysicist noted for his...


Ian Morven Simpson (1922-2018)

A gifted teacher and gentle intellectual giant ...