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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...

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This month's issue
Volume 30 No 1 01 February 2020

Amplified voices

Michelle Guitard and colleagues on how identity shapes our scientific experience

Amplified Voices

Geologist blasts Society - a response

Jonathan Cowie responds to the recent resignation of GSL Fellow Bill McGuire

climate change

Greenough's World

Duncan Hawley and Caroline Lam on the bicentenary of the world's first crowdsourced geological map

Greenough's world

Council elections - vote now!

Don't forget to vote for your new members of Council - the deadline is Sunday 31 March

Latest articles
Muriel Arber

Distant Thunder

Nina Morgan recounts a surprise double wedding


Policy update

Join our database of expertise!


Year of Life

2020 is the Society's Year of Life


Elections to Council 2020-21

Don't forget to vote!


Geoscience, sustainability and ethical investing

Matthew Pannett on the links between geoscience, finance and investment

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What's geology got to do with it?

Sarah Day welcomes the Year of Life


Greenough's World

The bicentenary of the world's first crowd sourced geological map

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Mineralogical Society supports GSL statements on climate change

New press release from the Mineralogical Society


Amplified Voices: How identity shapes our scientific experience

How can underrepresented voices be amplified?

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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

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

May 2011

Geoscientist Archive

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

Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.