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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 2017


Death assemblage

Ted Nield explains why it is that celebrities seem to die in greater numbers at Christmas.



Aberfan and Institutional Memory

Loss of corporate memory in a fast-changing industry with high staff turnover remains a serious problem, says Geoffrey Walton.



Fire and Ice

Fancy climbing Africa’s highest peak?  Roger Scoon tempts you with the geology of Kilimanjaro


In Anglesey with Henslow

Jack Treagus tours the beguiling isle with the Reverend Professor Henslow’s Map and Memoir of 1822


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Six reviews of films and books by Andrew Robinson, Gordon Neighbour, Simon Jowill, Alan Falk, Chris Hawkesworth and Gabriel D'Arce


Society News

A New CPD System

John Talbot & Chris Eccles (Chartership Committee) set out the features of a new, simplified, less time-consuming scheme.


Elections to Council 2017

Steph Jones says: check your email and your post this month for news of the 2017 Council elections.


From the Publishing House

Jenny Davey has the month’s hottest titles from Geological Society Publishing



First Bryan Lovell Meeting held

Flo Bullough on the first ever two-day interdisciplinary Bryan Lovell Meeting, held in November.


Glossop Award and Lecture 2016

The Engineering Group held its annual Glossop Evening on 1 November at the Royal Institution, writes Dawne Riddle


Shared interests

As geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discovers, romance blooms in mysterious ways.



Brian Chadwick 1937-2015

Distinguished structural geologist and expert on Precambrian gneiss complexes, particularly of Greenland and India.