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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 7 01 August 2017

Wren's Nest at 60

Andrew Harrison describes Dudley's great geological site, the World's first NNR, a year on from its 60th birthday.

Wren's Nest Feature Aug 17

Recovery vs Disposal

Chris Berryman reviews the implications of new guidance on the re-use of waste soil materials.

Quarry Guidelines Aug 17

Book Reviews Special

Thirteen new books reviewed by Dawn Brooks, Malcolm Hart, Gordon Neighbour, James Montgomery, Wendy Cawthorne, Jeremy Joseph, David Nowell, Martin Brook, Alan Golding, Mark Griffin, Hugh Torrens, Nina Morgan, and Amy-Jo Miles.

Book reviews August 2017

Montana Treasure


Susannah Maidment* describes a new stegosaur from Montana whose distribution sheds new light on dinosaur ecology.

Feature 1 Jul 17 Montana Treasure
Latest articles

Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains

This special publication by the Geological Soci...


Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World

Natural hazards and risk reduction are such bro...

1970's Portsmouth Cohort

A tale of two 50ths

On 5 - 8 July a conference took place in Portsmouth, celebrating two significant landmarks in applied geology, writes Steve Branch

Library Event_Colours of Geology

Colourful events

Michael McKimm invites you to another 'Courtyard Late' event on Friday 11 August

Awards Nominations

President's Day - call for nominations 2018

Winners of the 2017 Awards, plus a call for nominations for 2018.

Iljina Markku

Honorary fellowship

Dr Markku Juhani Iljina is proposed for Honorary Fellowship of the Society

Book_ Quaternary Change

Book reviews special

Thirteen new books reviewed.

Fellows Room Empty

Fellows' Room returns

They’re out – Royal Academy staff, who have been temporarily occupying the Fellows’ Room,  will quit in September.

Blue Vein Bowl

Buried Treasure

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan goes underground to discover a treasure trove.


Wren's Nest at 60

Andrew Harrison describes Dudley's great geological site, the World's first NNR, a year on from its 60th birthday.

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. 


Online Book Reviews

2017 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.