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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 2011


No more grief

Ted Nield has a go at science's moaning minnies


Geoscience and the downturn

Chris Leake thinks challenges should be viewed as opportunities



Sensitive filling

Sarah Day on a new Europe-wide survey of petrol stations and environmental sensitivity


GeoEducation News

Earth Science Week 2011

Jo Mears, Education Officer, brings news of a forthcoming major new outreach initiative


Society News

Join the Council!

Edmund Nickless asks Fellows to consider what they can do for their Society



Samantha Kaye on a new move to put Lyell Collection content available to Elsevier's web-based tool


Topographic Topley

Michael McKimm, Library Assistant, on a recently restored relief map of the Weald



Charles Lyell and deep time

Richard Fortey pays tribute to a man who did more than most to turn humans into 'a grace note in the long symphony of existence'


The Anthropocene

Emlyn Kosters believes the concept presents a unique opportunity to promote geology's relevance to society


Books & Arts

Two New Books Reviewed

by Ted Nield and Nick Rogers



Madame President

EFG elects Ruth Allington to a second term of office. Dawne Riddle interviews


Tell it like it is

Nina Morgan on Robert Dick, a man who wasn't afraid to speak his mind


Paul Clasby 1931 - 2011

remembered by Barbara Cumbers