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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 2010


The Fellows' voice

Ted Nield is boasting about his organ again


Now children - don't do this at home!

Matthew McGann is worried by the cavalier attitudes to safety sometimes portrayed in published illustrations



Students share EIG prizes

The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Bursary 2009 has been awarded to students from Camborne School of Mines and Durham University


Eye spy

Stonemasons beware the eagle-eyed geologist, says Nina Morgan



When Memphis rocked

by Ian Randall


Tides of the Earth

by Ian Randall


In Brief March 2010

by Joe McCall



March 2010

Three new reviews by Cynthia Burek, Joe McCall and Ted Nield



Society News

Tour de Force - Sir Peter Kent Lecture 2010

Ted Nield reports on the Sir Peter Kent Lecture 2010, by Sir David King


Society Awards 2010

The Society is delighted to announce the names of the winners of its medals and funds 2010


PGRF to join PETEX in 2010

reports Adler deWind


Darwin in Westminster

Sarah Day on a new exhibition


From Gutenberg to Google

Peter Styles introduces the new Library Acquisitions Review


Online Special

Challenged by Carbon

an event review by Ian Randall


Be there still gold in them thar hills?

The search is on to find the oldest mine map in the UK


Magnitude 8.8 earthquake strikes Chile

Massive earthquake strikes Chile