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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 2018


Geothermal-powered nation

Amy Whitchurch ponders the UK’s geothermal energy future


Society News

Call for nominations to Council and to serve as President

Would you consider standing for election to Council?


Future meetings

Upcoming Council and OGM meetings.


Chartership news

Geological, not geotechnical competencies should be demonstrated, advises Bill Gaskarth


Society discussion group

Danny Clark-Lowes explains the benefits of the Geological Society Discussion Group (GSDG)


Charles Dickens: Man of Science—2-for-1 offer for Fellows

Enjoy 2-for-1 entry to the exhibition Charles Dickens: Man of Science at the Charles Dickens Museum, London



Whose geology is it anyway?

Peter Styles asks who owns the land under our backyards



Is the UK in hot water?

Nadia Narayan and colleagues discuss the geothermal potential of Carboniferous Limestone karst


Dance on a volcano: Bagana, Papua New Guinea

Brendan McCormick Kilbride on fieldwork in Papua New Guinea



Unconventional is not unpredictable

Sam Green and Martyn Millwood Hargrave report on the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference



Poetic license

Nina Morgan muses over a tombstone tale


Encouraging young geoscientists

An update from GeoBus.


Essential tips for a rock-solid geoscience PhD: Part II

Sound PhD advice from Melanie Leng and Anson Mackay


Books & Arts

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Science made Visible

In a world of Facebook, Instagram and selfies, ...


Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

These five volumes weigh in at 7.5 kilos, the ~...


Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Imagine a scientist in the distant future, stud...


Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus

This book provides an overview over the area, and is divided into two parts; the ‘Caucasus’ domain and the ‘Black Sea’ domain. 



Charles Henry Emeleus 1930-2017

Distinguished field-based igneous petrologist who studied under Wager and was noted for his work on the Rum layered intrusion.