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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 2014


Reviews go 'Online First'

Ted Nield announces the arrival of 'Online First' publishing for Geoscientist book reviews.



Whin win situation

Peter Styles and Ian Jackson argue that the Society should endorse the planned new interpretation centre on the Whin Sill at Once Brewed.



Beyond GDP

Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir and the ASAP Team explore the hidden links between geology, economics and well-being


Climate Control

Mitch D’Arcy, who received a Society fieldwork research grant, on sediment routing systems in eastern California


Cabinet of Curiosities

Ted Nield interviews Wolfgang Grulke in his provate museum, ahead of the publication of his beautiful book Heteromorph


Online Special

Norman Nicholson (1914 – 1987) - a geologist's poet

Brian Whalley on the poet and writer Norman Nicholson


Society News

Chartership news

FUGRO in Hong Kong Delivers a Unique CGeol Training Scheme, writes Adler deWind


Accreditation Officer (Second Announcement)

The Society is looking for a new Accreditation Officer to replace Dr Colin Scrutton, who is stepping down.


Nominations for Council

Edmund Nickless issues a call for nominations to Council of the Society



Mapping in the Antipodes

Charlotte-Ellen Eales (Birmingham University) was supported on her undergraduate field mapping in New Zealand by a Society bursary.


Exit, pursued by a bear

Nina Morgan discovers that the lot of a curator is not always a happy one


Books & Arts


Four new book reviews, by Nina Morgan, Murray Hoggett, Mark Griffin and Chris Hawkesworth