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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...

May 2018 Latest issue

Editorial

Lineage of leaves

Ted Nield gets all Homeric

 

Opinion

Time to bang some Eds?

Why do journals still have different formats for references? ask Jim Riding and John Powell*

 

Features

Ithaca the story continues

John Underhill, Peter Styles, Kosmas Pavlopoulos and George  Apostolopoulos report on the latest progress towards discovering Odysseus’s true home.

 

The Dalesman Don

This year is the bicentenary of Adam Sedgwick’s appointment as Woodwardian Professor.  Douglas Palmer* writes.

 

Online Special

Brydone's bryozoan bonanza

Douglas Palmer on the generosity of an amateur palaeontology supremo: Reginald Marr Brydone FGS (1873-1943)

 

Society News

Council ballot results

The results for the Advisory Ballot for Council 2018/19 are in.

 

President's Awards

There are three deserving winners of the Society's President's Awards this year.

 

President's Day 2018

Enrol now for the Annual General Meeting, the Awards Ceremony, lunch with the Awardists (attracts a fee) and a closing reception.  The Society's annual Gala Event!

 

Chartership News

Bill Gaskarth has an invitation you surely cannot refuse.

 

Policy update - Diversity in Geosciences

George Jameson reports on the latest developments in diversity at the Society

 

Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Seven new books, reviewed by Arthur Tingley, Rob Bowell, John R L Allen, Richard Porter, Giles Bushell and Eleanor Dunn

 

People

Northern exposures

Interested in a Postgrad Diploma in ‘The Geology of Yorkshire and northern England’ at York University? Amanda Pauw writes.

 

Overwhelming generosity

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan recalls a generous offer that went viral

 

Obituaries

Michael Welland 1946-2017

Distinguished oil-industry geologist who later wrote two fine books for the general reader.

 

William Gilbert Chaloner 1928-2016

Lyell medallist, Vice-President and world-renowned pioneer of palaeobotany and palynology.