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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...

October 2008


Browsing history

Ted Nield is heartened to discover that old ways may be best after all


All at sea?

Joe McCall has a few problems with Panthalassa



On track

Distant Thunder by Nina Morgan - On Track... John Phillips takes the train for the first time



News in Brief - October 2008

Joe McCall rounds up the geology news


Books & Arts

Reviews - October 2008

Three book reviews by Richard Porter, Ted Nield and Caroline Burberry



Out of Africa

Michael Mawby on explosive volcanism in the Parana-Etendeka Province


Fieldwork - but not as we know it

Conor Ryan goes geologising in Antarctica


Online Special

Anisotropy explained

Variations in the speed of seismic waves in the Tonga slab may be explained by the presence of the mineral akimotoite, writes Sarah Day


Dinosaurs - mass extinction survivors!

Dinosaurs survived two mass extinctions and 50 million years, reports Dwain Eldred


Don't wrong the meteorite

Meteorites are our friends, argues Ted Nield


Green wing for Leeds

Overhaul for University of Leeds' Earth Sciences Building, reports Sarah Day


Miller's untold tale

Miller and Urey published the wrong experiment, writes Sarah Day


Montserrat is a ruminant

Sarah Day explores the deep plumbing of the Montserrat volcano



Sarah Day reports on one of the smallest dino-skull discoveries ever 


Warm sea speeds glacier

Rapid increase in the speed of several glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica may be caused by the effect of climate change, research suggests


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