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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...

September 2017


Upper quartile

Ted Nield reveals the results of the magazine's first ever independent readership survey



They hate us

Chris Mackenzie asks: why has mining become a dirty word?



Up 'n' Under

As Hull, 2017 City of Culture, takes centre-stage, Ellen Spencer* shines the spotlight on saline intrusion in the Chalk aquifer.


The 'Amateur' lives on!

Liz Withington and Tiffany Slater examine the impact of the ‘amateur’ geologist on modern scientific research.


Books & Arts

Book reviews

Six new book reviews by Ted Nield, David Vaughan, Richard Dawe, John Milsom, David Edwards and Jonathan Scafidi


Society News

Society awards - 2018 nominations

Fellows of the Society are invited to submit nominations for 2018, writes Stephanie Jones.


Society Discussion Group - report

The Geological Society Discussion Group (GSDG) has just had its summer outing to Denbies Vineyard, Dorking...



BGS Funding 'secure'

In a letter to stakeholders in June, BGS Director Prof. John Ludden CGeol FGS set out the future for the BGS core science programme.


Early warning

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan uncovers some potential piracy in the Malvern Hills



Jon Paul Davidson 1959-2016

Durham geologist, Coke medallist and former HoD with a lifelong interest in volcanic and magmatic processes