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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...

February 2011


All change

Ted Nield heralds the transformation in Geoscientist's print version


Geology on the map!

Nina Morgan thinks she has discovered a new road to geological understanding



Basalts - the great unwashed

Harriet Jarlett describes some lavas that seem to derive from primordial sources


Leonard Horner: pioneering reformer

Ann Jones (Herot-Watt) hails the publication of a long overdue biography


Reptile recovery

Sarah day reports on an ecosystem collapse in the Carboniferous that led to a reptile boom


In Brief February 2011

Joe McCall on some Hot Kenyan Rocks


Society News

Society Awards 2011

Society Awards 2011


EIG bucks downturn

EIG bucks downturn (online only)


The eruption of Krakatoa and subsequent phenomena etc., ed. G J Symons (1888)

Michael McKimm describes the Royal Society's Krakatoa report, 1888



The creatures will protect us

Kate Donovan and Aris Suharyanto have been living on Mt Merapi, indonesia, attempting to understand the people who live, farm - and die there


Rock, time and teenagers

Howard Lee recently sold himself down the river with the boy scouts of America. It was a learning experience on both sides...


Books & Arts

February 2011

Two new book reviews by Keith Duff and Wishart Mitchell



Early career X-factor

Could two Early Career Challenge Trophy Awards attract one more (at least) and so become the regional heats of a national final?


10,000th Fellow elected!

10,000th Fellow elected


Palaeontological passion

Nina Morgan follows a case of Palaeontological Passion in the 19th Century



David Norman Clark 1950 -2010

David Norman Clark (1950-2010)


Christopher Martin Pearson 1942-2010

Christopher Martin Pearson (1942-2010)


Online Special

Core transfer begins

The controversial transfer of UKCS cores and samples from Gilmerton to Keyworth begins next month