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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 2012


Trojan Weasels

Ted Nield on why the Trust had to withdraw its Gian't Causeway text


At last - intellient publishing!

Keith Westhead on the BGS's project to embrace digital publishing



Rivers of Titan

Jennifer Chu explores evidence for recent surface reworking on Saturn's largest moon


Society News

September 2012

Awards - ours & theirs: New visitor arrangements for Society Library: 'Geofacets' wins award


GeoEducation News

Earth Science Week 2012

Following the GSL’s success with Earth Sc...



Christchurch Quakes

Camilla Gibbons describes the effect of over two years of seismic unrest on the New Zealand city


Desert Song

Ian Sims and colleagues describe the new Engineering Geology Special Publication on construction in hot, dry deserts



Wild Rover

Twenty-twelve has been a year of firsts. A disabled man ran in the Olympic Games, Arctic Sea ice reached its lowest levels since records began, somehow Fifty Shades of Grey got published, and a robot tweeted at us from Mars. Jon Tennant & Sarah Day report


Books & Arts

Two new book reviews

by Bryan Lovell and Bill Gaskarth



Rock addicts

Distant Thunder - Nina Morgan on an obsessive collector who lost his marbles



Steven James O’Connor 1951 – 2012

Petroleum geologist who worked on many successf...


Peter Graham Harris 1924-2012

Former Professor at Leeds noted for his mantle ...