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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 2013


Past and Future Collide in Albemarle St

Ted Nield thinks it's time for the Royal Institution to stop trading on its glorious history, admit defeat and move on.


Advancing geology?

Gordon Neighbour wonders if now is the time for the Society to become involved in developing a new Advanced level qualification in geology.



Lie of the Land

Timothy Farewell, Peter Friend & Martin Whiteley explore new digital mapping techniques in the flat-lands of Eastern England.


Sopwith's Section

Graham Carlisle & Susan Turner examine yet another newly rediscovered facet of the ever-surprising work of Thomas Sopwith...


Books & Arts

Books & Arts

Four new book reviews.


Society News

Elections to Council

Vote now, says Edmund Nickless.


Awards 2013 announced

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


Mutual Society

The Society continues to extend accreditation to various commercial company training schemes, writes Chartership Officer, Bill Gaskarth.


Mutual Society

Bill Gaskarth on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications between sister professional organisations in Earth science.


Fellowship renewals

Don't get struck off!  Fellowship renewals time is approaching.  Edmund Nickless writes.


Global geoscience initiative

With the end of the International Year of Plane...



Distant Thunder - Chat lines

Behind every successful man, there stands an amazed woman - Nina Morgan reports.


Earth Model Award, 2012 2013

Neftex announces the second round of Society-supported awards for UK Masters students.



Isles Strachan 1924-2012

Distinguished graptolite palaeontologist at Bir...