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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 2015


Water wars

Ted Nield considers the shared international responsibility for sustainable water use



Towards a 'moral geology'

Edward James thinks the Society should widen its remit



Water in the energy industry

Geologists in the energy industry can improve financial performance, environmental impact and engagement by reviewing their involvement with water, writes John Simmons


Earth Learning Idea

Earthlearningidea, a website for geoscience educators, recorded its first two million activity downloads this year, writes Chris King


Online Special

1944: When mud was a military matter

As we come to the end of The Year of Mud, Dave Greenwood * looks back to WW2, when mud became a matter of life and death.


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Four new books reviewed by Ted Nield, Steve Rowlatt, Gordon Neighbour and Mike Rosenbaum.


Society News

Christmas is coming

Christmas and New Year closure dates - and some gift ideas!


CGeol Overseas - a HK persepctive

Stuart Millis reflects on the growth of CGeol accreditations in Hong Kong


Research funds

The Society invites applications for the 2016 round of research funds.



Fossil help needed

John Heathcote calls for fossil help


Home away from home

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan reflects on war memorials to the ANZAC fallen



Julia Anne Elizabeth Bruce Hubbard 1940-2015

Pioneering carbonate sedimentologist who championed the role of ‘bugs’ in the sedimentary record.


Robin Nicholson 1932-2015

Complete field geologist who combined deep knowledge and rigour with energy and endurance.