Product has been added to the basket

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 2019


Geoscience in the dock

Amy Whitchurch ponders the role of geoscientists in forensics


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad, in London and the regions



De-risking UK geology

Fear shouldn’t prevent geological investigation, argues John Beswick



The fossils of Bell Island

Catherine Mascord investigates the Cambrian Substrate Revolution


Insight from catastrophe

Douglas Palmer on the geological upshots of the Franklin Expedition



The long arm of the (geoforensics) law

Alastair Ruffell and colleagues discuss the global expansion of forensic geoscience



Pen to paper

Collaboration as a cure to writer’s block


People News

The West Midlands Regional Group AGM and staff matters


Books & Arts

Erebus: The Story of a Ship

Michael Palin’s Erebus is not only a good...


Geological Evolution of Central Asian Basins and the Western Tien Shan Range

This volume is made up of 17 papers divided int...


The Epochs of Nature

This is the first translation into English of t...


Decoding the Deep Sediments: The Ecological History of Chesapeake Bay

It was once suggested to me that there are two ...



Leslie Illing 1920-2018

Pioneer of modern carbonate sedimentology who joined his father's firm (V C Illing & Partners) and worked on the dolomitization problem.