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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 5 01 June 2018

Celebrate the South West

From Roman Baths to building stones, fossil finds to mineral mines, the geology and industrial history of South West Britain is full of interest.


The long goodbye

Ted Nield hands on the editorial eyeshade.


President's Awards


The Society is pleased to announce three winners for 2018, to David King (University College, London), Oliver Rose (CH2M, now Jacobs) and Jack Williams (University of Cardiff).

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Overwhelming generosity


Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan recalls a generous offer that went viral.

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Latest articles

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

These five volumes weigh in at 7.5 kilos, the ~...


Conservation Paleobiology: Science and Practice

For centuries it was axiomatic that understandi...


Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

This pocket-size book condenses a lot of inform...


Wedded to the Rocks: the Life and Work of Adam Sedgwick

Timed to coincide with the bicentenary of Adam ...


Geomechanical and Petrophysical Properties of Mudrocks

The geomechanical and petrophysical properties ...

Bryne Ngwenya

Environment Network

Bryne T Ngwenya, Council Member and Convener, on an organisation of geoscientists for the environment.

Research Grants 2018

Stephanie Jones has news of the recipients of the Society's Research Grants 2018.

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

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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