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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 2018


Assemblies and occupations

Amy Whitchurch on the new magazine content


Society News

Society news

What your Society is doing at home and abroad, in London and the regions



Where do you think you are?

Richard Langford ponders our increasing positional precision



Triassic extinctions and explosions

Alastair Ruffell, Jacopo Dal Corso and Mike Benton discuss the Carnian Humid Episode


Ambling in the Arctic: The Skaergaard Intrusion

Victoria Honour maps the Skaergaard Intrusion, south-east Greenland



The ethics of investment

Mark Steeves discusses ethical investment



Distant Thunder: Soldiering on

Nina Morgan on the advantages of a daily commute


Meet Nick Rogers

Interview with the new President


Essential tips for a rock-solid geoscience PhD: Part I

Sound PhD advice from Melanie Leng & Anson Mackay



Nigel Trewin 1944 2017

‘Geology of Scotland’ editor, renowned Old Red Sandstone expert, noted for work on the Rhynie Chert.