Product has been added to the basket

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 2018


Diversifying supply

Amy Whitchurch on mineral supply and geopolitics


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad, in London and the regions


Diversity, equality and inclusion, and the Society

George Jameson provides an update on the Society's steps to expand its commitment to DEI



Once a geologist, always a geologist

Geology is ‘science plus’ argues John Gilbey



In search of the forgotten rare earth

Pete Siegfried and colleagues discuss potential new sources of the miracle metal scandium


Strategizing minerals: Securing sustainable supply

Nigel Jackson lauds the UK Minerals Strategy in raising awareness of mineral supply


Online Special

Online special: The 111th birthday of the late Dorothy Hill

Douglas Palmer on Australian palaeontologist, Dorothy Hill



That sinking feeling?

Hannah Gow on the EGGS field meeting to the Vale of York and Ripon



Distant Thunder: Rock star

Nina Morgan celebrates a geologist who went to war


The meeting that wasn’t

Hugh Torrens reports on the 125th anniversary of the Geological Society of Japan


Essential tips for a rock-solid geoscience PhD: Part III

Some final PhD advice from Melanie Leng & Anson Mackay


Books & Arts

Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

This is an excellent and interesting book. ...


Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images

Geological interpretation from seismic data can...


Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity

Mountains and volcanoes have long received atte...



Keith Atkinson 1942 – 2017

Head of Camborne School of Mines, who helped bring about its merger with Exeter University