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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 2015


Interest and conflict

Ted Nield finds himself interestingly conflicted over conflict of interest



Professional life

David Hope emphasises the importance of life-long learning to all those who consider themselves 'professional'



New Executive Secretary appointed - Interview: 'Visible difference'

Society appoints Sarah Fray as Executive Secretary.  Ted Nield interviews.


Distant Thunder - Meet the neighbours

Nina Morgan discovers that 'what you know' can be less important than 'who your neighbours are'.



Deep sea minerals

David S Cronan examines the 'then and now' of mineral prospects on the deep ocean bed.


Online Special

Diversity champion - Malcolm Brown speaks to the Petroleum Group

On diversity, and climate change - Incoming Pre...


Books & Arts

Books and arts

Four new books reviewed by Richard Lisle, Steve Rowlatt, Lewis McCaffrey and Richard Dawe.


Society News

Honorary fellowship

Society elects a new Honorary Fellow


Earth science week

Enter the 100 Great Geosites photo competition in Earth Science Week!


National geological screening

National Geological Screening took a further step forward in Late June.


Tectonics - a new online journal

Society Library is now able to offer online access to the journal 'Tectonics'


Society and other awards

Nominations are open for the Society's 2016 Awards.  Why not also nominate your fellow Fellows for the awards of other societies?


Up to code?

Jim Coppard believes becoming a CGeol is now more important than ever.



Terence George Miller 1918-2015

Stratigrapher and geographer at Keele and Reading Universities, who became Principal of University College, Salisbury (Rhodesia) and Director of North London Polytechnic.


Gavin Wayte 1964-2014

Popular and conscientious consultant petrologist in the oil industry whose traditional approach to geology was never tainted by Luddism.