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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...

January 2011


Browne and gown

Ted Nield wonders if Lord Browne of Madingley FGS envisages an enhanced role for learned societies in his recent proposals for HE


Send us a sign

Brian O'Driscoll takes issue with the suggestion that all palaeomag coring is vandalism and thinks bodies like SNH could do more to help



Curry served

Three generations of Curry gathered together to celebrate the great Dennis



Sarah Day compares and contrasts the Orkney Science Festival and the British Association "Annual Festival of Science" and discovers two very different animals



John Patrick Nicholas "Nick" Badham 1947 - 2010

John Patrick Nicholas "Nick" Badham (1947 - 2010)


Alun Howard Rhys Davies 1954 - 2010

Alun Howard Rhys Davies (1954 - 2010)



Coring for Ithaca

Adler deWind reports from the Greek island of K...


School year!

School Year! An annual report of the Society's activities with schools


In Brief December 2010/January 2011

Joe McCall on Mats and Flaps - bacterial mats and anal flaps, to be precise



Geoengineering - an experiment too far?

Peter Hurrell (NERC) reports on a NERC-sponsored public dialogue


December 2010/January 2011

two new book reviews by Steve Buss and Keith Nicholls



Geocollaboration on the Weymouth Relief Road

Jamie Codd (Amey) reports on how contractors and academics came together to conduct rescue investigations of rarely-exposed inland cuttings of Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks


Frontiers of seismic geomorphology

Rob Butler (University of Aberdeen) reports on a cutting-edge conference and Special Publication


In the Regions

Art of geology

A photographic competition with a difference was organised earlier this year by geoHeritage Fife, a Scottish geodiversity group, writes Dwain Eldred.


Society News

Chartership - a new CPD system for a new year

David Maning (Profesional Secretary) with an update on CPD monitoring


Amphiorama - ou, la vue du monde (1874) by F W C Trafford

Michael McKimm describes the visions of a remarkable psychic explorer


Online Special

Lunar geologists wanted

How you can help to map the surface of the moon


Mrs T gives evidence in sex case

Ted Nield reports on sexual dimorphism in pterosaurs