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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...

May 2007


Are you receiving us?

Ted Nield is overcome with pride after the successful re-launch of the Society’s new email Newsletter


Down your way

Prof. David Manning, Chair of the Regional Groups Coordination Committee, extols the virtue of local action…



Field works

French scientists bring Earth's core into a laboratory and generate a self-sustaining magnetic field, Amarendra Swarup reports


Society News

Desk job

New 1.7 tonne Reception Desk in the reinstated formal entrance from Piccadilly is a novel celebration of the Bicentenary - and much more besides, writes Eric Robinson



True confessions - William Smith

In a letter to his niece Anne Phillips, published here for the first time in full, William Smith describes one of the most exciting days of his life - being awarded the Society's first Wollaston Medal. Nina Morgan* reports…


Earth on a plate

In the third of her reviews of the great intellectual landmarks of the Society's 200 years, Sue Bowler reports on a Kuhnian revolution


Subduction - from the top down

Dougal Jerram and Kathryn Goodenough report on the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group and Metamorphic Studies Group joint field trip to the islands of Santorini and Syros


Books & Arts

Reviews - May 2007

Two books reviewed by Chris Hawkesworth and David Nowell


Online Special

New Earth

Astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, writes Emily Baldwin


Mercury's molten core

Earth based radar shows Mercury is hiding a molten outer core, Emily Baldwin reports


Fuelling the Future

Dawne Riddle reports on the fifth Shell London Lecture


Lyell Collection – open to the world

Wednesday 16 May saw the simultaneous opening of the Lyell Room, Burlington House, and the Lyell Collection and Lyell Centre within the Society's new website. Dawne Riddle reports


Back to the future!

In his Presidential address to the Society, Richard Fortey FRS wonders what the future will hold for the Earth sciences...


Enigmatic Enceladus

Emily Baldwin reports on two complementary explanations for the watery eruptions observed on icy moon Enceladus


Mars Ice

The High Resolution Stereo Camera on board ESA’s Mars Express has captured stunning new images of the Deuteronilus Mensae region on Mars, writes Dwain Eldred


Ice sheets - mind the gap

Amarendra Swarup reports on a new understanding of how ice sheets melt, and it's not as simple as you might think…


Volume 17 No 5 May 2007
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