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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 2017


Editorial - Girls into geoscience

Ted Nield wonders if as geologists we are still a bit too 'hairy arsed'.



CCS - solution or problem?

Should CCS be used to allow the extraction of particularly polluting forms of carbon?  Ian Duncan MEP FGS investigates.



Blowing hot and cold

Colin Summerhayes on the history of climate-change science, 1750-1900


Girls into Geoscience

Sarah Boulton and Jodie Fisher on the 'Girls into Geoscience' initiative.



Interview - Meet Richard Hughes

Ted Nield interviews the incoming Executive Secretary, Dr Richard Hughes


Distant Thunder - Material matters

Nina Morgan discovers that a little geochemistry can go a along way...


Schools Geology Challenge North West

Nik Reynolds on the recent Geology Schools' Challenge (North West Regional Group).


Society News

Election results

Results of the ballot for Council and President-Elect


President's Day, Awards

News of the President's Awards 2017, and the running order for President's Day.


Mentoring workshop

Chartership Office Bill Gaskarth announces a new Manchester-based mentoring workshop


New Specialist Group formed

The Society welcomes the formation of a new Specialist Group dedicated to the study of Contaminated Land.


New Strategy Document launched

Malcolm Brown, President, introduces the Society's new 10-year Strategy.


Books & Arts


Six new book reviews by Tim Tubby, Mark Griffin, Caroline Mason, Dick Moody and Chris Carlon.


Online Special

The GeoBus journey

GeoBus is still going - and making the stops - reports Jennifer Brooke



Roelof van der Merwe 1959 -2016

Petroleum and structural geologist who became a prominent voice for ornithology and conservation in his native South Africa.