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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 6 02 July 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

Common as Marl



Thanks to geology, and some ancient laws, your electricity bill may contravene your rights, says Myc Riggulsford*.

Feature 2  Jul 17 - About Marl

Jurassic Brexit?


Stuart Archer* explains how the UK voted to ‘remain’ 150,000,000 years ago.

Online Special Jul 17 - Brexit

Sustainable futures

Joel C. Gill and Martin Smith ask why geology matters in the attainment of the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Geology for Global Development
Latest articles

Radioactive Waste Confinement: Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers

The current scientific consensus for the safest...


Energy Science: Principles, technologies, and impacts

It was not entirely coincidental that this book...


Volcanoes: Encounters through the Ages

Even if you didn't think you had any interest i...


Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies

For most of the time since the discovery of (1)...


Collecting Evolution – the Galapagos Expedition that vindicated Darwin

In 1905-6, in 17 months, eight scientists massa...


Collecting the World - the life and curiosity of Hans Sloane

As a research student, whenever I found myself ...

Anish Kapoor sculpture

'MyGSL' relaunch

Next month, the Society will launch the new MyGSL membership portal, writes Miriam Purdue.

Ted with newspaper

Thank you!

Ted Nield has early news of Geoscientist's forthcoming Reader Survey report

Fashion in the field

Geologists often have a distinctive sartorial style, finds Nina Morgan

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.