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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 2012


The real thing

If the nature of Earth science today is outwards, forwards and upwards, Ted Nield is feeling inwards, backwards and downwards


Threat of Extinction

Haydon Bailey and Bob Jones fear for the future of micropalaeo and suggest a few ways forward



Kimberlites uncorked

Monique Tsang reports on how exsolving carbon dioxide may fuel kimberlites' rapid rise


The other Olympics

Dwain Eldred on the International Earth Science Olympiad 2011 - where the UK was not represented


Celebrating publications

Dawne Riddle reports from Publications Day 2012



East Anglia's buried channels

in the footsteps of Austin Woodland by Stephanie Bricker and friends


Cratonic Basins - the missing data

the missing data.  Mike Daly on a BP-underwritten project in Brazil


Online Special

Micropalaeontology Under Threat!

by Haydon Bailey and Bob Jones


PERC up your ideas

it is now time to make your views known on changes to the PERC code


Top class

Geological Society hosts the finals of the first National Schools Geology competition and the Early Career Geologist Award


Books & Arts

May 2012

Two new book reviews by Tim Holt-Wilson and Sarah Day



Losing the Plot

Distant Thunder - Losing the Plot



Bangalore Puttaiya Radhakrishna 1918-2012

Doyen of 20th Century Indian geology BPR...