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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 2016


Cap in hand

Ted Nield reflects on industrial patronage, and why big money follows the arts.



Act local!

Andrew Harrison examines the benefits and merits of geoconservation work



Groundwater and sustainable development

Stephen Foster and John Shilton examine the links between groundwater and global change, food, ecosystems, cities health and energy generation


Rumbles in the blackboard jungle

Gordon Neighbour describes TeSS, a European STEM initiative that has been remarkably successful in getting girls interested in seismology


Society News

Christmas and New Year closure

The Society will be closed over the festive period - and here are the dates.


Research funds

Applications are invited for the 2017 round of the Society’s research funds, writes Stephanie Jones


Open House 2016

1312 people tour the Society's apartments on Open House Day 2016


Policy update

Flo Bullough writes - it was a busy and eventful summer for the policy team, following the EU referendum result in June


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Five new books reviewed by Mike Young, Arthur Tingley, Mark Griffin and Richard Dawe



Geological Society 'Students' Instructional Tours'

Geoff Townson is piecing together a bit of Geol Soc history and needs help...


Private Enterprise

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan recounts the mixed fortunes of London's Canada Memorial



Christopher John Wood 1939 -2016

Cretaceous stratigrapher and consummate editor with a passion for detail, who survived nearly being buried alive in a sand-pit.