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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...

September 2008


Hopping is not always mad

Ted Nield writes from the 2008 EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) about "discipline-hopping" grants...


A bigger Earth

Stephen Foster thinks new data demand a revival of the Expanding Earth theory



A tale of two cities

Distant Thunder by Nina Morgan - a tale of two cities and bad lodgings



Microtektites from Antarctica

Joe Mcall on a shower of glass from the sky


Feathers fossilised in colour

Palaeontologists discover pigment organelles in...


News in Brief - September 2008

Ted Nield on vandalism in Comley Quarry and some Bear necessities in Kamchatka


Society News

Chartership - a new approach

David Manning, Professional Secretary with news about changes to the CGeol procedure


Accreditation news

The latest university courses to get the thumbs up from the Society


PERC up your ears

Stephen Henley introduces the Pan European Reserves reporting Committee's new code


Shifting a GEEA

Another Society journal makes the Lyell Collection, writes Neal Marriott


Books & Arts

Reviews - September 2008

Special review by Joe McCall of Carbonatite Occurrences of the World



Testing Classical Enigmas

John Underhill reports on the possible resolution of one of literature's greatest enigmas - the true location of Homer's Ithaca


Online Special

Stalagmites might point up future quakes

Isotope geochemistry used to track the history of earthquakes in stalagmites, reports Sarah Day


Wren's Nest feathered

Adler deWind reports on ambitious multi-million pound plans visitor and education centre for Dudley


Volume 18 No 9 September 2008
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