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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 2019


Halt the decline

Amy Whitchurch on declining student numbers, initiatives to reverse the trend & changing times ahead


Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad


Accreditation assessed

Bruce Yardley and colleagues discuss the Society’s Accreditation Scheme


Promoting engagement in geoscience education

Amy Ball and Rose Want report on the latest activities from the Education Department



Petroleum geoscientists…wanted!

John Warburton on the need for a new generation of geoscientists



Revamping doctoral training for a decarbonised future

John Underhill on the role of doctoral training in addressing 21st Century challenges


Earth science education: The current state of play

Dan Boatright and colleagues urge the community to make geology more visible on the curriculum



Resourcing a sustainable future

Jen Roberts & Anthea Lacchia report on efforts to tackle sustainable resourcing



Distant Thunder: Turning the tide

Nina Morgan on the rocky road to gender equality


People News

An update on GeoWeek & more


Books & Arts

The Spirit of Inquiry: How One Extraordinary Society Shaped Modern Science

2019 is the bicentenary of a quintessentially B...


The X Club: Power & Authority in Victorian Science

It is amusing to ponder whether the X Club, a d...


Derbyshire Blue John

The late Trevor Ford, had a well-earned reputat...



Derick Leonard Helm 1949-2017

Sociable, quick-witted with a cheeky sense of h...


Peter Marriott Barber 1950-2018

Well-known petroleum geologist and sequence str...