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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 2019


Make your voice heard

Amy Whitchurch appeals to women to voice their opinions


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad



The ‘impact’ factor: Can we be more useful?

Explore avenues for outreach outside the classroom, urges Phil Heron



Mining for heat

Charlotte Adams & colleagues highlight the potential of coalmines as a low-carbon heat source


Girls into Geoscience: Where are we now?

Jodie Fisher & Sarah Boulton on the need to pique girls’ interest in geoscience during childhood



Outnumbered and surrounded: Women working in male-dominated research fields

Malin Kylander on the hurdles still faced by women in science


Distant Thunder: Beauty and brains

Nina Morgan on early attitudes towards female geologists


Books & Arts

Introduction to Environmental Modeling

While being described as an introduction, this ...


Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman

Adam Sedgwick [1785-1873], Woodwardian Professo...


The Continent of Antarctica

Many years ago, when the great explorers Captai...



John Veevers (1930-2018)

A pioneer of plate tectonic theory, John was ch...


Aubrey Manning (1930-2018)

More than just an excellent zoologist; Aubrey w...