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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 2010


Charon and the community

Ted Nield on why a few professional ferrymen are not enough to get the public across the unreadable sloughs of academic writing


BRE 365 - it's the pits

Matt Williams thinks regulations are imposing a needlessly sloppy approach to soakaway testing in the UK



Old friends

Nina Morgan on the rarely-seen friendly side of Richard Owen



Geoffrey Robert John Browning 1944-2010

Geoffrey Browning, who has died aged 65, was a pioneer in the teaching of Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology


John Hannes Callomon 1928-2010

John Callomon was one of the world's leading authorities on Jurassic ammonites



'Hot blobs' cause a pulse in the planet

Sarah Day reports on the 2010 Presidential Address from Dr Bryan Lovell


Key evidence is a load of old fungus

Ugly facts get in way of the impact theory for the Younger Dryas, reports Sarah Day



Three New Reviews

by Tony Barber, Kevin Privett and Harriet Jarlett



First reptiles make tracks!

Howard Falcon-Lang, using funds provided for fieldwork by the Society, on the trails of ancient reptiles in Canada


The right to be preserved

News feature by Sarah Day on the Oxford Museum of Natural History's 150th birthday, and some remarkable fossils at an exhibition there


Society News

Dr Andrew Ure FRS [etc]: a slight sketch, reprinted from The Times..., 1875

Michael McKimm discusses an early example of the bound reprint memorial collection


Online Special

Alberta tarred by oilsand brush, say scientists

Heavy metals released by oil sands mining activity


Better lives through science

Lord Sainsbury launches the 2010 British Science Association’s Festival of Science


Lessons from Haiti

Ted Nield reports from the British Science Festival


Major earthquake in Britain 'overdue'

Sarah Day reports from the British Science Festival in Birmingham


The missing impact crater

Sarah Day reports from the British Science Festival in Birmingham


Ted and Sarah's Festival Blog

More news from the British Science Festival