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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 2009


Snow time

50 years after "The Two Cultures" Ted Nield asks if there is a right kind of Snow


Pond life

Marine geophysicist and screenwriter Alan Fleet has no regrets about taking a road much travelled...



Rose Hill

Rose Hill: Alfred Russel Wallace's house in Dorking has been rediscovered



Torrid times

Ted Nield reports from the Meteoritical Society on the biggest meteorite strike ever to hit the British Isles



The two other cultures

Mike Price wonders if the real "two cultures" can be traced back to our evolutionary past...


October 2009

Two new book reviews, by Tony Spencer and Joe McCall


Society News

London Basin Forum

Mike deFreitas and Katharine Royse say geologists and engineers from all backgrounds can now contribute to revealing the nature of London's complex subsurface...



Deadly geology

Lena Z Evins investigates a Large Igneous Province that might have caused the first mass extinction to afflict Phanerozoic life


Charles Darwin: geologist in Argentina

Peter Rawson and M Beatriz Aguirre-Urreta explore the great evolutionist's contributions to the geology of Argentina


Darwin revisited

As part of the Darwin bicentennial celebrations Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina analyses Darwin’s important geological observations


Online Special

Fjord focus

Ted Nield witnesses over six thousand geologists at work, rest and play at the 33rd IGC in oslo, Norway


Darwin's wing

New type of flying reptile identified


Mind the GAP

Ian Randall attends the launch of a new initiative to safeguard the capital’s rocky heritage


Rare rhyolite eruption sparks warning fear

Concerns raised over volcano over hazard warnings