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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...

Geoscientist August 2018
This month's issue
Volume 28 No 7 01 August 2018

Fuego Caught on Camera

The devastating eruption at Fuego highlights the critical importance of research into the effective communication of volcanic hazards

Fuego Eruption

What is the thickness of Earth's Crust?

Andy Alvey, Alan Roberts* and Nick Kusznir discuss how a new global map of crustal thickness is illuminating complexity in plate tectonic restorations

Alvey Roberts Crust

Are Jurassic Microbes Predictable?


Six researchers explore the predictability of carbonate mounds in Dorset’s Jurassic coast and the implications for petroleum exploration and production.

Jurassic Microbes

The long goodbye

Ted Nield hands on the editorial eyeshade.

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Indian Shield: Precambrian Evolution and Phanerozoic Reconstitution

This welcome volume provides a geological accou...

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Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity

Mountains and volcanoes have long received atte...

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Geology of the Dingle Peninsula – A Field Guide

Call me superficial, but I have never found any...

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Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

This is an excellent and interesting book. ...

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Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images

Geological interpretation from seismic data can...

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Explosive relationship

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discusses a hot topic

Speaker at a Conference

In Praise of The Regional Group

The highs and lows of Regional Group life

JGS Tsnami

Books and Arts

Six new books reviewed by Emma Smith, Robert Anderson, David Dewhurst, David Edwards, Douglas Palmer and Brent Wilson

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Society News

Outputs from the Year of Resources, paperless billing and more

Society Meeting 1830

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. 


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

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