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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...

April issue
This month's issue
Volume 29 No 3 01 April 2019

What lies beneath: Thoughts on the lower mantle

Phil Heron & Ed Garnero review mysterious seismological features

Magma - Plume cluster  c, Thermochemical superplume. d, Stable thermochemical pile. e, Metastable thermochemical pile. LIPs, large igneous provinces;

Mammoth discovery on A14 to Cambridge

Douglas Palmer reports on the recent discovery of Ice Age mammoth and rhino remains near Cambridge

Rhino skull found by the side of the motorway

Geological Society People News

A farewell to Janine Benn and Bill Gaskarth. 

Founders Day Bubbles

Insight from catastrophe

Douglas Palmer ponders some of the geological upshots of the doomed Franklin Expedition

Palmer with a Tusk
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A Code for Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa

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Scoon National Parks

Geology of National Parks of Central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania

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Ford Blue John

Derbyshire Blue John

The late Trevor Ford, had a well-earned reputat...


Mammoth discovery on A14 to Cambridge

Douglas Palmer on the discovery of Ice Age remains near Cambridge

Distant Thunder

Onshore exploration

Nina Morgan on a sticky situation in Cumbria

Heron Garnero

What lies beneath: Thoughts on the lower mantle

Phil Heron & Ed Garnero review the mysterious deep Earth

InSight NASA

Farewell Oppy, hello InSight

Amy Whitchurch ponders geophysics in the Red Planet limelight

Mining Indaba

Inclusive prosperity in South Africa

Mark Steeves reports on the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba

Janine Benn

People News

An interview with the out-going Fellowship Secretary, staff matters and more

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News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad

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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

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Book Reviews

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

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