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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 2012


Of maps, means & ends

Sometimes the easiest thing to lose sight of is the objective, says Ted Nield


Tell me a story

Geologist and TV presenter Iain Stewart believes that narrative is the selling point that makes historical sciences so much more attractive than reductive sciences to popular treatment



Save the bug-pickers!

Alan Lord on the endangered species of micropalaeontology


March of the sauropods

Sarah Day reveals the migration patterns of late Jurassic dinosaurs


Smith map on loan to Tate

Visitors to the Geological Society hoping to see William Smith’s 1815 geological map of Britain will have to make do with a postcard from today, as the famous map travels to the Tate Britain to take part in an ambitious new exhibition.


Society News

Society Awards 2012

the Society recognises outstanding achievements in science and outreach


SCAR's new face

Society to publish Antarctic research under new agreement


Society copyright

Angharad Hills writes: There have been some sig...


UKRoGEP turns 50

the scheme hits 50 registrants


In distraint of trade?

Paul Maliphant urges Fellows to be on the lookout for discrimination against CGeols


Frontier spirit

Conveners report on the first outing for the Society's new "Frontiers" meeting format



The Road to Shangri-La

Jonathan Craig and friends on an oil company initiative to bring Earth science teaching to the High Himalaya


The end of the map?

Martin Smith and Andy Howard explain why moving away from the printed map to a digital 3D National Geological Model represents a 'coming-of-age' for William Smith's great idea


Online Special

Time for a rain dance?

Hydrogeologist Steve Brown issues an early drough warning for Olympic Year


Books & Arts

Two new book reviews

 by David Manning and Julian Vearncombe



Poetry Day 2011

Bryan Lovell looks back on an unexpectedly popular and hugely succesful event


A penny for their thoughts

Distant Thunder - Nina Morgan on the scientific influence of Hill's Penny Post



Arthur Richard Ivor Cruickshank 1932-2011

Palaeontologist who specialised in the Permian ...