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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...

November 2008


Engineering a solution

Ted Nield wonders where all the magazine's geotechnical features are


Abstract art

Tony Bazley thinks we have completely lost it



Perspicacious Perce

Distant Thunder - Ted Nield on the first man to spot North Sea Oil...


Fellow, 27, dies in trench tragedy

Fellow dies in Trench Tragedy, writes Sarah Day



Crater Lakes of Mars

Raindrops were falling on the red planet four billion years ago, researchers say. Dwain Eldred reports from the European Planetary Science Congress in Münster


November 2008

Ted Nield with this month's geonews round-up



What does lithostratigraphy do for us?

John Powell replies to the critics of lithostrat


Society News

Society growth spurt!

Society put on growth of 3.3% last year, says Nic Bilham


New university courses accredited

Bill Gaskarth and Colin Scrutton report on the Society's degree accreditation programme


Books & Arts

November 2008

Three book reviews by Geoff Glasby, Lewis McCaffrey and Andrew Barnett



Rocks of ages

Peter Worsley describes Darwin's work on the glacial landforms of North Wales


Geochemistry set fair

Richard Saw and Michael Watts (BGS) report on the continuing rehabilitation of the Afghan Geological Survey


Online Special

Rock music

Ever wondered what the diurnal rhythms of desert rocks sound like?


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Volume 18 No 11 November 2008
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