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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 2008


If you've got it, flaunt it

Ted Nield thinks Fellows should be out and proud about their postnominal


Who needs lithostratigraphy?

Peter Gutteridge suspects that lithostrat is a waste of time



An aye for the ladies

A letter newly come to light illuminates the goings-on at a Special General meeting in 1889



Back to bedrock!

BGS is poised to publish successors to the famous "Ten Mile" maps of the UK, and new Stratigraphical Charts, write Alan Smith and Colin Waters


Society News

CGeol, CSci…. and now CEnv?

David Shilston asks for your vote on whether the GSL should join the Society for the Environment as a member body


Books & Arts

Reviews - March 2008

Reviews by Rebecca Exley, Sarah Boulton and Chris Carlon



Small - it may be beautiful, but is it viable?

Melinda Kenneway asks - will the new world of information delivery need learned society publishers?



Coaled comfort

David Straha thinks coal has a Hubbert's Peak all its own


Golden Rum!

Understanding the forbidden isle - Kathryn Goodenough and Dougal Jerram report on a Bicentenary field excursion to a classic locality


Online Special

Award Winners 2008

The Society is delighted to announce its Award winners for 2008


Geoscientists' salaries jump 10-20% in a year

US Earth scientists are enjoying the fruits of a skilled labour shortage, according to the American Geological Institute


Stony missile

Dwain Eldred on the Carancas imactor


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