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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 2010


Sturdy ostensibles

Ted Nield discovers that it is important to turn idealism on its head once in a while, if one is to understand what makes organisations actually tick


For your own good

Consulting engineer John Anderson urges everyone to consider the source legislation for Health and Safety at Work



Cat flap

Nina Morgan investigates the state-sponsored mog at the BGS


Not just "Another Year"

Paul Maliphant describes what it was like to be a technical consultant to film-maker Mike Leigh


Santorini run

In the second in our "Holiday Geology" series, geologist and marathon runner Nigel Platt takes a turn around Santorini



Harry Blackmore Whittington 1916-2010

Harry Blackmore Whittington 1916-2010



Society issues climate change statement

Society issues climate change statement


Dryas dust research reveals no impact

Dwain Eldred details another and possibly fatal blow for the ailing "Younger Dryas Impact" theory


Books & Arts

Another Year Review

Sarah Day reviews Mike Leigh's "Another Year", featuring Jim Broadbent as an engineering geologist...



Fieldwork in the Libyan Sahara

Guido Meinhold and Daniel Paul LeHeron describe working in one of the hottest places on Earth, and how Libya came to be one of the world's most exciting hydrocarbon prospects


Online Special

Online special: Ruskin rocks!

Ruskin's rock music rocks the Cumbrian fells once again


Society News

Climate change: evidence from the geological record

The Society's Climate Change statement in full


A responsive Society

Nic Bilham talks about the Society's advice to Parliament and government, and says how you too can be involved


Chartership - Why should I be chartered?

Chartership Offier Bill Gaskarth answers some questions about attaining professional accreditation


Open House 2010

Open House 2010


On the safety lamp for coal miners; with some researches on flame by Sir Humphry Davy

Michael McKimm describes Sir Humphry Davy's "On the safety lamp for coal miners", 1818