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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...

March 2011


A matter of integrity

Corruption kills, especially when earthquakes hit, says Ted Nield


Rock miles and fair trade

Cynthia Burek demands rock eco-labels


Vestigial digit gives Creationism the finger

Back to March 2011 issue ...



It’s cheese Gromit – but not as we know it.

Earth's Moon has a runny centre, more Camembert than Wensleydale, says Harriet Jarlett


American Institute goes global

Dawne Riddle reports on an international initiative by AGI


In Brief March 2011

David Manning on the Dearman Appeal; Joe McCall on Tar Sands and groundwater pollution


Society News

New Honorary Fellows

Maarten deWit and Meave Leakey elected


International mentoring & Mutual recognition

International mentoring - a new joint initiative with the Biochemical Society
Mutual recognition - a joint initiative by AAPG and the Society


Title [unknown]; Author [unknown]; Date [unknown]...

Michael McKimm with a real puzzler - date, author and title unknown!



Grubber of suburbia

Palaeobotanist Leyla Seyfullah, with financial help from the Society, undertook a rescue dig in Chemnitz, formerly Karl Marx-Stadt, Germany, where she has unearthed some precious Permian plants


Online Special

What is geology worth to the UK?

Prof. David Manning works out our subject's true financial worth to UK plc


Chartership FAQs 2011

Bill Gaskarth answers your Frequently Asked Questions about becoming Chartered


To CPD or not to CPD? – the saga continues

Prof. David Manning sets out the advantages of recording your Continuing Professional Development activity


Books & Arts

March 2011

Two new book reviews by Sarah Day and Pete Loader



Film rights are mine!

Nick Robins considers the legacy of Prof. J W Gregory, on the publication of a new biography of the Glasgow geologist by Bernard Leake


Hit and miss

Nina Morgan reports on remarkable creatures, a fishy tale, and Mary Anning



Stuart Hardy Buchan 1940-2010

Stuart Hardy Buchan (1940-2010)


Frank John Fitch 1925-2010

Frank John Fitch (1925-2010)