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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...

This month's issue
Volume 27 No 11 01 December 2017

Plate Tectonics at 50

The Geological Society has been celebrating 50 years of plate tectonics. Flo Bullough* has a round-up.

Dan Mckenzie Slideshow

70 years of service

Adler deWind on The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland celebrating its 70th birthday.

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Drawing to gain insight, drawing to explain


Realising that the act of drawing itself can give insights.  John Black finds that drawing using new technology has not lost its power to aid understanding. 

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New Zealand Landscape: Behind the Scene

New Zealand’s landscape is like Scotland on aci...


The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang, China

The first edition of The Cambrian fossils of Ch...


Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma

 “An uninformed belief is gaining gr...

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Climate change comes to Bagley Wood

Geologist and Science Writer Nina Morgan considers some new evidence

Christopher Smallared

CPD for contaminated land risk

Chris Evans says CPD is vital for his business and welcomes the formation of a Contaminated Land Specialist Group

Ted Nield

Kill the deadline

As the deadline for applications to the Society's grants approaches, Ted Nield ponders the unexpected consequences of 'anytime' submission systems.

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Royal Commission for the 1851 Exhibition

Research grants are available from the Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Accreditation Officer Job

Office closure

Closure dates for Burlington House and the Publishing House (Bath) over the festive period


Sociohydrogeolgy and its application in India

In order to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) ground water management for protecting ground water quality and quantity has assumed a key role, writes Shrikant Daji Limaye

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Books and Arts

Six new books reviewed by Ross Roberts, Fiona Connor, Clive Waddington, Robert Anderson, Mark Griffin and Pete Webb.

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The History of the Society

The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society. 


Online Book Reviews

2017 Book Reviews

Have a read, and if you're a Fellow consider reviewing one yourself.

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Look through previous Geoscientist issues from 2007 to the present.


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Book Reviews

Disaster Deferred - a new view of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. (2012) by Seth Stein

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