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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 2013


Editorial - Clue in the name

Professor Mary Beard’s recent exposure of...



Soapbox Scottish unenlightenment

Is Scotland experiencing a loss of science brea...



Yangtze incident

Peter Clift* on the origin of the big rivers of...


Welsh roots

Four Swansea brothers criss-crossed the geologi...


Society News

Find the right map

An online map-finding tool designed for the oil...


Policy update

The Society has undertaken a wide range of poli...


Accreditation and Chartership news

Accreditation officer Bill Gaskarth on a new mo...


Flexible postal loans

In order to lower costs for Fellows and Corpora...


Earth Science Week 2013

Earth Science Week will take place on 7 –...


Books & Arts

Books and Arts




Teaching award winner

Clarysly Deller wins the first Society-endorsed...


Distant Thunder: Name game

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discov...



Robert William O'Brien Knox (1942-2013)

BGS geologist, journal editor and expert on Pal...


Philip Simon Doughty 1937 2013

Distinguished geologist, museologist and trenchant communicator of science