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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 2 01 March 2018

Officers 2018/19 – notification

At the AGM on 6 June 2018 Fellows will be asked to elect the following members of Council as Officers for 2018/2019.

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Coal water and environment

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

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Last words on the cross

Platypus is extinct. After 223 continuous months, this issue’s Prize Crossword (print edition only) will be the last to appear in Geoscientist...


Geology and HS2

Geological conditions and anthropogenic legacy will significantly affect HS2 in mid-Cheshire, say Chris Eccles and Simon Ferley.

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Latest articles

The Geometry & Growth of Normal Faults

Normal faults are the fundamental crustal struc...


The Spinning Magnet

This intriguing and fascinating book delves int...


Monogenetic Volcanism

We are quickly made acutely aware of the comple...


Salt Tectonics: Principles and Practice

Right up until his untimely death in May 2016, ...


Water Resources – a new water architecture

Water is often cited as the ultimate example of...

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Fellowship renewals

Fellows are reminded to renew their fellowship now - and save themselves a world of pain!

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Spot on!

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan celebrates the late Trevor Ford's uncanny ability to be at the right - or wrong - place at the right time.


Elections to Council 2018-2019

Read who's standing for election in this year's elections to Council

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Last words on the cross

Ted Nield suffers intimations of mortality.

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Coal, water and environment

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

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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

2017 Book Reviews

Have a read, and if you're a Fellow consider reviewing one yourself.

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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.