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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 2011


Logical Meltdown

Ted Nield wonders how Japan's greatest natural disaster got hijacked


A plea for the past

as the NHM opens its lates dino-fairground exhibit, Geoffrey Dearn calls for a return to specimens, reality and Victorian values



Still waters run deep

Harriet Jarlett on Nakhla's latest revelations about martian hydrology


Presentations and prizes

Joanna Mears (Education Officer) reflects on a busy month on the education front line


McCall's World

Joe McCall considers three (four online!) media items that swim into his ken


Society News

Election Results 2012

Society elects a new President and five new Council members


The historie of the world. In five books by Sir Walter Ralegh 1628 or 1634.

Michael McKimm on Sir Walter Ralegh's Historie of the World


Earth science careers

Rob Butler attends a geo-careers event in Edinburgh


Commercial breaks bring business

Colin Summerhayes on the Corporate Affiliates Scheme



Shale Gas - blessing or curse?

Dick Selley extols the virtues of the hottest new energy source


The Elgin Scandal - who was Robert Ferguson?

Cherry Lewis on the Society Founder who cuckolded the man with the marbles


Online Special

Go with the flow

John Rodda, Harry Dixon and Alan Jenkins (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology) on "Connecting UK hydrology nationally and internationally"


Books & Arts

Book Reviews

Three new books reviewed by Bob Reiser, Bernard Leake and Joe McCall



Young authors win prizes

JGS and QJEGH Young Author prizes presented


Not just a pretty face

Nina Morgan investigates the woman with a face that could stop lava flows


Maria Mange - Rajetsky 1935-2011

Maria Mange-Rajetsky 1935-2011, by John Dewey