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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 2019


Nothing new to be discovered?

Sarah Day ponders change, in geoscience and at Geoscientist


Society News

Society News

News from the Society, including Christmas closure dates and research grant deadlines


Climate Change: From the President

The President provides an update on the Society’s stance on climate change


Layers of London

Megan O’Donnell reports on the Society’s contribution to this ambitious and fascinating project


Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Resources Hub

George Jameson introduces the Society’s new diversity, equality and inclusion resources hub


The 20th Glossop Medal

The Engineering Group’s 20th Glossop Medal is awarded to D. Jean Hutchinson, reports Lee Taylor



Bin the 9-to-5!

Helen Townend argues we should tackle the skills shortage through flexible working



The continuing journey of geological discovery

With an increasingly holistic approach, many great geological discoveries still await us, suggests Mike Simmons


On the cusp of a revolution

Mike Stephenson and colleagues argue that big data projects could feed the next revolution in geoscience



A casualty of war

Nina Morgan celebrates the work of Ethel Wood


The obex project

James Bleach calls for volunteer language editors



David Carmichael (1940-2018)

A civil and geotechnical engineer, with a talen...