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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...

Earth Model Award, 2012 2013

Neftex announces the second round of Society-supported awards for UK Masters students, writes Adler deWind.

emaPicture: Winners of the 2012 Awards 2012. First place, Adam Pacey (Durham University – not shown) for ‘A lithospheric control on the position of arc volcanism?’. Second place, Daniel Collins (Oxford University, left) for 'The Permian ‘Glass Ramp': New insights from Bellsund, Spitsbergenand’ and jointly in third place: Madeleine Ralph (University of Birmingham, centre) for 'The Inferior Oolite Group of Southern England: An integrated sequence stratigraphic and stable isotope analysis' and Sean Bale (Cardiff University, right) for 'Gas Hydrate Stability Zone Offshore Nankai, Japan: Is The Gas Hydrate Stable at Present?'

Neftex, an Earth science research company providing geoscience products and services to the exploration industry, has announced the Earth Model Awards for 2013. Prizes of £2000, £1000 and £500 are offered to the students who present the most innovative and forward-thinking research projects. Matching sums also go to their host department. The award is open to all UK-based geoscience students, with a project related to integrated global geosciences, who are currently working towards an Earth science Masters. The awards are now in their second year and are supported by The Geological Society of London.

  • To register visit Expressions of interest deadline: 26 May 2013. Final projects to be submitted by 16 September 2013. Winners announced - November 2013.