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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...

March 2007


Off with a BANG!

Ted Nield on why intelligent design is ballooney


Acta geochimica...

Prof. Nick Petford pays homage to the subject of this month's feature



Maps restored!

The newly restored Smith and Greenough maps, two of the Society's treasures, are re-hung at Burlington House



Finding fault

Amarendra Swarup on a virtual alpine deforestation exercise, all being carried out in the interest of public safety


Titan's lakes

Emily Baldwin explores Saturn's moon


Society News

Bicentennial Year starts with a bang!

says Society reporter Dawne Riddle


A Geological Society for the 21st Century

As the Society enters its third century, Council publishes its strategy for the future 



What have they done to the Ordovician?

Prof. John Cope just can't make sense of the International Commission


Reviews - March 2007

New books reviewed by Mike Benton and Ted Nield



Goldschmidt in Britain

Geoff Glasby on the troubled wartime career of Mauritz Goldschmidt, pioneer of geochemistry


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