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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...

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This month's issue
Volume 29 No 11 02 December 2019

Mining for Heat

Charlotte Adams, Alison Monaghan and Jon Gluyas highlight the vast potential to repurpose our abandoned mining infrastructure as a low-carbon heat source

Coal with chart of mine depths

Outnumbered and surrounded


Malin Kylander on the obstacles still faced by women in science and how we can tackle them

Women working in  geoscience careers

Mammoth discovery on A14 to Cambridge

Douglas Palmer reports on the recent discovery of Ice Age mammoth and rhino remains near Cambridge

Rhino skull found by the side of the motorway

Geological Society People News

A farewell to Janine Benn and Bill Gaskarth. 

Founders Day Bubbles
Latest articles
Foram Week

Micropaleontologists take on (Discovery Channel’s) Shark Week with Protists!

Rehemat Bhatia, Adriane Lam, Emliy Kaiser, Chris Lowery and Laura Cotton on Foram Week – a new outreach initiative


Beyond Academia

A world of opportunity awaits outside of the university walls. To move forward, think outside the academic box and use technology to expand your networks, writes our anonymous contributor. 

Lyell abstract

Lyell's notebooks saved

The University of Edinburgh's fundraising campaign to save Charles Lyell's notebooks has been successful, reports David McClay


Chartership update

John Talbot has news of changes to CGeol eligibility requirements

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A moment in time

Sarah Day bids a fond farewell to the Raising Horizons exhibition


Call for volunteers Geoconservation Committee

The Geological Society is seeking volunteers to sit on its Geoconservation Committee. 


Society News

What your Society is up to, at home and abroad


Policy Update

Megan O'Donnell writes with the latest on a busy few months for the Policy team


New Honorary Fellows for 2019

The Society is delighted to announce three new Honorary Fellows for 2019


Get to know your library

Fellows who have not attended the Library before, or would like a refresher, are invited to attend drop-in sessions on the first Thursday of every month

Society Meeting 1830

The History of the Society

The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society. 


Online Book Reviews

Have a read, and if you're a Fellow consider reviewing one yourself.

May 2011

Geoscientist Archive

Look through previous Geoscientist issues from 2007 to the present.


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Book Reviews

Disaster Deferred - a new view of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. (2012) by Seth Stein

Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.