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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 2013


Editorial Frack this

Whether in the UK or the USA, the PR problems associated with shale gas are not primarily geological, says Ted Nield



Fighting global poverty

Geologists can play a significant role in the fight against global poverty, but need extra training, says Joel Gill



Meet the Frackers

Hazel Gibson and Iain Stewart explore the United States experience of shale gas extraction


Numbers Game

Mike Stephenson gives an insider’s view of the media frenzy surrounding the release of British shale gas figures


Society News

Join Council!

Would you consider standing for election to Council? Executive Secretary Edmund Nickless issues the annual call for nominations.


Kerbs and your enthusiasm

Get out your clipboards, i-phones and GPS devices - to help us build the most comprehensive database of Victorian kerbstone markings ever! (...oh, and describe the rocks too)


Editor sponsored

Society sponsors Cristina Vasiliu of GeoEcoMar in Romania, in new Editorial programme run by EAGE


Enlightenment hits library

Archivist Caroline Lam has discovered that the Library chandeliers are not ghastly after all - they're art!


Face up to Geofacets

Sign up to a webinar programme to learn about the Geofacets GSL Millennium edition.


Earth Science Week 2013

Earth Science Week will take place between 7 - 13 October 2013 with a theme of 'Geology Outside'.



Anning for gold

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan reveals how Lyme Regis is once again on the tourist trail


Geology and literature

An occasional series devoted to unexpected outcrops of geospeak in the literary canon.


Books & Arts


The 'other' famous scientific society - the 'Royal', at 7 Carlton House Terrace, is hosting a little gem of an exhibition.


Online Special

Charnia threat

Roger Mason, discoverer of Charnia masoni,  on protecting and publicising Leicestershire’s Ediacaran fossils



Alec Francis Trendall 1928 - 2013

Respected geologist and cheese maker extraordinaire who mapped South Georgia Island


Gerald Joseph Home (Joe) McCall 1920-2013

Geological all-rounder who, after a varied international career, dedicated his retirement to reacquainting fellow geologists with their subject.