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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 2008


Pride of place

In a fit of francophily Ted Nield ponders the bounty of provenance and becomes a terroiriste


It's your history too!

Rick Brassington reminds the Society that the Institution of Geologists was part of its history



He who hesitates

Distant Thunder: Nina Morgan reveals how the British Museum lost out


Rasen the Dead

A geophysicist in the media spotlight following a UK earthquake



IYPE launched in Paris

International Year of Planet Earth launch event: we need to make better use of Earth science


Society News

Would you accredit it?

The Accreditation Panel has produced an information document


Coming to a screen near you

A new Society educational resoource is coming your way


Developing skills

Chris Thomas, Mike Harget and Matt Whitehead discuss the Environment Agency's approach to skills development


Books & Arts

Reviews - May 2008

Reviews by Sue Bowler and Gary Robertson



How to make a volcano

Ted Nield on the continuing debate over what caused the eruption of a new mud volcano at Sidoarjo, Indonesia


Oil Sands of Canada

John Barry of Shell on their massive energy potential


Online Special

Is LUSI collapsing? Follow-up story

According to new research the world’s fastest-growing mud volcano is collapsing, writes Adler deWInd


Final straws

Big earthquakes can trigger smaller ones on the other side of the planet, scientists now say


Geology in the round!

Scarborough's Rotunda museum reopens


Turkish delight

Prominent Turkish creationist and propagandist gets three years for corruption, reports Ted Nield


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Volume 18 No 5 May 2008
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