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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 October 2018
This month's issue
Volume 28 No 9 01 October 2018

Is the UK in hot water?

In the midst of the UK’s renewable energy revolution, Nadia Narayan, Jon Gluyas and Charlotte Adams aim to identify and quantify the nation’s karst geothermal resources in Carboniferous Limestone

Hills with Gas chart

Dance on a volcano: Bagana, Papua New Guinea

Brendan McCormick Kilbride gives an account of fieldwork on an active volcano in the tropical rainforest of Papua New Guinea


Encouraging Young Geoscientists

An update from GeoBus; a free educational outreach project for schools developed and run by the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews

Geobus people fieldtrip

Ambling in the Arctic: The Skaergaard Intrusion


Victoria Honour relays tales while mapping the Skaergaard Intrusion, south-east Greenland

Ambling in the Arctic: The Skaergaard Intrusion Victoria Honour relays tales of Arctic foxes, narwhals and the Aurora Borealis during fieldwork mapping of the Skaergaard Intrusion, south-east Greenland
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Future meetings

Upcoming Council and OGM meetings.

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Call for nominations to Council and to serve as President

Would you consider standing for election to Council?


Society discussion group

Danny Clark-Lowes explains the benefits of the Geological Society Discussion Group (GSDG)

Chartership News

Chartership news

Geological, not geotechnical competencies should be demonstrated, advises Bill Gaskarth

Permian Basin NASA JSC

Unconventional is not unpredictable

Sam Green and Martyn Millwood Hargrave report on the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference

Dickens man of science

Charles Dickens: Man of Science—2-for-1 offer for Fellows

Enjoy 2-for-1 entry to the exhibition Charles Dickens: Man of Science at the Charles Dickens Museum, London

Hot Springs

Geothermal-powered nation

Amy Whitchurch ponders the UK’s geothermal energy future

McCormick Kilbride Bagana Volcano

Dance on a volcano: Bagana, Papua New Guinea

Brendan McCormick Kilbride on fieldwork in Papua New Guinea


Encouraging young geoscientists

An update from GeoBus.

Palmer exhibition

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Science made Visible

In a world of Facebook, Instagram and selfies, ...

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

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May 2011

Geoscientist Archive

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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.