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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 2019


Fossil plastics

Amy Whitchurch on the climatic angle to our plastic problem


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing, at home and abroad.


Call for nominations to serve on Council

Your Society needs you! The deadline to stand for election to Council is 3 January 2020.



Plastic and sustainability on site

Geoff Faro calls for a more strategic approach to on-site sampling



A plastic ocean: Behind the lens

While making the ground-breaking documentary &l...



Plastics in the hydrosphere

Jessica Hickie & Fiona Tovey report on the plastic crisis from the perspectives of both geoscientists and non-geoscientists



Get the picture?

Nina Morgan on Marie Stopes, a formidable force in palaeobotany


It’s a 10 from Len!

It's a 10 from Len for Remember a Charity Week


Books & Arts

Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

The potential usefulness of plastics (synthetic...


Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

At school we learnt that carbon is element 6 in...


Cratonic Basin Formation: A Case Study of the Parnaiba Basin of Brazil

Cratonic basins—those large, roughly circ...


A Code for Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa

Fieldwork has always been an important part of ...


Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet

Many readers will be aware of the popular 2012 ...


Rockslides and Rock Avalanches of Central Asia

The mountain ranges of Central Asia, encompassi...


Geology of National Parks of Central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania

The East African Rift Valley contains some of t...



Herbert Basil Sutton Cooke (1915-2018)

A geoscientist of international repute with str...


Daniel Francis Merriam 1927-2017

Pioneer of mathematical geology and an authorit...