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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 28 No 3 01 April 2018

Falling Skye

Simon Drake and Andy Beard on the recent discovery of Paleocene impact ejecta on the Isle of Skye.

Andy Beard and Simon Drake on Skye

Diversity, equality and inclusion

George Jameson describes developments of the Society's diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) activities which are progressing well in the first quarter. 

Diversity equality and inclusion

Coal water and environment

Lauren Ballarini describes the water-management of a UK surface coal mine in a Special Area of Conservation.

Water Management
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New Perspectives on Pterosaur Palaeobiology

There is an English idiom that says ‘don’t judg...

RoGEP news

The Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (RoGEP) was founded in 2011 jointly by the ICE, Geological Society and the IMMM writes Bill Gaskarth.

Big Ben

Policy update

As negotiations for leaving the EU continue, science and research policy discussions in Westminster continues to focus on the impact on UK R&D and plans for a post-Brexit UK research sector, writes Flo Bullough.

Presidents Award winner

President's Day 2018

Steph Jones has a date for your diaries.


Dinosaur deniers

Did dinosaurs really exist? Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan examines the evidence

Climate change journal cover

A case of the bloats - and non-standardisation

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently considering how it will undertake its sixth Assessment Report. With each Assessment getting ever bigger, perhaps now is the time to get back to basics? Jonathan Cowie reports.


Falling Skye

Simon Drake and Andy Beard on the recent discovery of Paleocene impact ejecta on the Isle of Skye.

Buffon the geologist

Jan Zalasiewicz and friends uncover an under-reported aspect of the great French biologist.

Journal Cover

Book reviews

Six new books reviewed by Robert Anderson, Chris Hawkesworth, Jonathan Scafidi, David Vaughan Rob Bowell and nigel press.

Ted Nield

Of showbiz and space science

Ted Nield laments the 'bread and circuses' approach tp space science

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

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