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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...

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This month's issue
Volume 29 No 10 01 November 2019

Mining for Heat

Charlotte Adams, Alison Monaghan and Jon Gluyas highlight the vast potential to repurpose our abandoned mining infrastructure as a low-carbon heat source

Coal with chart of mine depths

Outnumbered and surrounded


Malin Kylander on the obstacles still faced by women in science and how we can tackle them

Women working in  geoscience careers

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
Latest articles
Staff at Newnham College

A casualty of war

Nina Morgan celebrates the work of Ethel Wood

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Society News

News from the Society, including Christmas closure dates and research grant deadlines

DEI Resources Hub

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Resources Hub

George Jameson introduces the Society’s new diversity, equality and inclusion resources hub

Helen Townend

Bin the 9-to-5!

Helen Townend argues we should tackle the skills shortage through flexible working


The continuing journey of geological discovery

With an increasingly holistic approach, many great geological discoveries still await us, suggests Mike Simmons

Sarah Day

Nothing new to be discovered?

Sarah Day ponders change, in geoscience and at Geoscientist


The 20th Glossop Medal

The Engineering Group’s 20th Glossop Medal is awarded to D. Jean Hutchinson, reports Lee Taylor

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Climate Change: From the President

The President provides an update on the Society’s stance on climate change

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Layers of London

Megan O’Donnell reports on the Society’s contribution to this ambitious and fascinating project

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On the cusp of a revolution

Mike Stephenson and colleagues argue that big data projects could feed the next revolution in geoscience

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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

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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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