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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 10 01 November 2017

Elizabeth Alexander - scientific pioneer

Much of the current geological work in Singapore has developed from the work of Dr Elizabeth Alexander...

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Hidden Tiger

Demand on Singapore’s constrained land and natural resources is high. A growing population of over 5.6 million lives within an area of only 700km2, a population density of some 8264 people per km2 in an area approximately the same size as Anglesey (Ynys Môn) in North Wales!

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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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Latest articles

Geostorm - eyeliner in space

Just what is a 'Geostorm'?  Sarah Day has seen it and is still not entirely sure.


Map Interpretation for Structural Geologists

The concept of this short and simple book is to...


Rocks, Ice and Dirty Stones – Diamond Histories

The author, Professor Emerita in History of Art...


Permanent memorials

Nina Morgan discovers that some of the most moving war memories are set in stone.

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Honorary Fellowship

Council recommends Professor Min Huh for election to Honorary Fellowship at a future Ordinary General Meeting.

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Open House 2017

The Society threw open its doors to the general public on Saturday 16 September, writes Dawne Riddle

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Trust and transparency

Mark Steeves says oil & gas, and mining, have done much to improve their transparency, but trust comes slowly - and more effort is needed.

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Kurt Kyser dies at 62

The Society and Publishing House were saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of Kurt Kyser, Chief Editor of GEEA.

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Elizabeth Alexander - scientific pioneer

Mary Harris recounts her mother’s role in investigating the geology of Singapore

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One last roll for coal

Bryan Lovell says Carbon Capture & Storage is the last roll of the dice for fossil fuels.

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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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