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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 2017


Coal comfort?

Ted Nield on coal, CCS and - Germany



One last roll for coal

Bryan Lovell says Carbon Capture & Storage is the last roll of the dice for fossil fuels.



Hidden Tiger

Graham Leslie and Rhian Kendall explore the geology beneath one of the world’s fastest growing cities - Singapore.


Elizabeth Alexander - scientific pioneer

Mary Harris recounts her mother’s role in investigating the geology of Singapore


Society News

Honorary Fellowship

Council recommends Professor Min Huh for election to Honorary Fellowship at a future Ordinary General Meeting.


Research Funds

Applications are invited for the 2018 round of ...


Trust and transparency

Mark Steeves says oil & gas, and mining, have done much to improve their transparency, but trust comes slowly - and more effort is needed.



Kurt Kyser dies at 65

The Society and Publishing House were saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of Kurt Kyser, Chief Editor of GEEA.


Open House 2017

The Society threw open its doors to the general public on Saturday 16 September, writes Dawne Riddle


Permanent memorials

Nina Morgan discovers that some of the most moving war memories are set in stone.


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Six new books reviewed by: Catherine Kenny, Nina Morgan, David Edwards, Mark Griffin, Gordon Woo and Rob Bowell



John Baverstock Saunders 1928-2017

Pioneer in the stratigraphic use of planktic foraminifera and major contributor to the geology of Trinidad.


Trevor David Ford 1925 - 2017

Distinguished Leicester University academic, describer of Charnia, enthusiastic speleologist and expert on the geology of Derbyshire.


James Brooks 1938-2017

Outstanding organic geochemist and lecturer, who founded the Society’s Petroleum Group