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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 2011

Society News

Accredited Degree course list grows

The Society's list of accredited degree courses grows, reports Bill Gaskarth


Honorary fellowship for Zhongli Ding

Dr Zhongli Ding receives nomination.


Open House 2011

The Society throws its doors open for the second time on European Heritage weekend.


Research Funds

The Society's funds for fieldwork are open to applications.


Ejecting the Core?

Martin Culshaw and Mick Lee argue that the BGS is neglecting its core mission.



Obituary - Bruce Wilcock 1927 – 2011

Bruce Wilcock 1927-2011 remembered by Peter Sabine.


Online Special

Dynamic Topography – relating mantle currents and topography

Philip Allen (Imperial College) reports from an interdisciplinary meeting held at Burlington House.


Books & Arts

Online Special Review - Incoming! by Ted Nield

Incoming! by Ted Nield reviewed by Ken McNamara as a paperback edition is published.



Protect - and die

Dave Martill rails against ludicrous bans on fossil collecting.



Save the fossils

Blanket bans on collecting are counterproductive, argues Ted Nield.