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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 2009


Save the Miller House

Ted Nield is on a mission


Lost in Citation

David Nowell wants geoogical maps put on the map



Horse sense

Horse sense - Nina Morgan on the horse-drawn geologists of yore


Crossing Iapetus – on foot

Peter Maguire walks on where the water was - and all for charity



Crater impostor unmasked

It isn't a's a sheep dip


"Fossil sneeze" caught

Fossil record of the soft-bodied octopus is lit up


Postgrad Diploma validated

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Petroleum Geoscience validated by Royal Holloway


New in Brief - May 2009

Joe McCall on the Ediacara fauna and the air polluters of Mars


Society News

Chartership News, May 2009

David Manning and Bill Gaskarth with the latest news from the professional side


Solent Regional Group launched

The Society has launched a new regional group, writes Amanda Lane



A Big Bang, and a whimper

Sarah Day visits two very different events aimed at enthusing the young...


Books & Arts

Reviews - May 2009

Three new book reviews by Duncan Palmer, Duncan Woodcock and Mike Rosenbaum



Keeping it real

Katherine Royse on how the BGS turns data into useful product