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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 2015


Burning issue

Ted Nield has doubts about relying on restraint to cut global emissions.



The price of keeping up

Jim Whiteley is a working geophysicist in an SME. A grant from the Society's Distinguished Fellows Memorial Trust helped him.



Neutrons for geology

Martin Dove explores the range of geological applications at neutron sources like ILL and ISIS.


Miocene in the UK!

Matthew Pound and James Riding used a Society fieldwork grant to shed fresh light on a little-known Miocene unit in the Peak District


Online Special

Online Special - NS Geophysics Meeting, Athens 2014

Conferences – a two-way street Proje...


Society News

Edmund Nickless to retire

The Executive Secretary, Mr Edmund Nickless, will retire in September this year.



Fellows of the Society are strongly encouraged to log in to the Fellows Area of this website and cast their votes for President Designate and Council.


New Accreditation Officer

Andy Saunders has been appointed the Society Accreditation Officer, in succession to Colin Scrutton.


Society Awards 2015

Society announces the winners of its Awards for 2015


Fellowship renewals

Renew now – or face being struck off, writes Dawne Riddle.


Full book upgrade

Upgrade your fellowship to include the Full Book Collection and Geofacets, says Jenny Davey


Policy Update

Florence Bullough reviews the Society's recent policy-related activities.


Books & Arts


Four new books reviewed by Geoff Townson, Bernard Elgey Leake, Peter Treolar and J R L Allen.



The packing case that changed the world

Nina Morgan, geologist and science writer, on the William Smith Archive, now online.



Martin Elliott Wright 1949-2013

Geologist in the UK Civil Service whose work ranged from the country’s road network to the regulation of aircraft noise and the effects of air transport on the atmosphere.