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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...

Dec 2018
This month's issue
Volume 28 No 11 01 December 2018

The art of seeing

Mike Stephenson muses on the links between geology and poetry in Ireland

Bog Body

Field sketching through art: An aid to objectivity


Emma Jude urges geologists to learn from the techniques of fine artists.

Fine art and geology

Perceived connections: Inferring meaning where there is none


John Armitage & Tom Coulthard caution against inferring meaning where there is none.


Strategizing minerals: Securing sustainable supply

Nigel Jackson lauds the UK Minerals Strategy in raising awareness of the importance of minerals. 

Mineral transport map
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History of the European Oil and Gas Industry

This fascinating volume is the outcome of a mee...

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Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman

Adam Sedgwick [1785-1873], Woodwardian Professo...

Sax Dinomania

Dinomania: Why We Love, Fear and Are Utterly Enchanted by Dinosaurs

This book is, essentially, a human social histo...

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Cape to Cape

If you are a Society Fellow approaching retirem...

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The Life Scientific: Explorers

BBC Radio 4 has, for the past seven years, broa...

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Urban Water Atlas for Europe

What has Europe ever done for us? Well, for a s...

Simmons soapbox

Speaking up for geoscience

Mike Simmons on the need to convey the benefits of geology-related industries

Face on Mars NASA

A geoscientist’s mind

Amy Whitchurch ponders the emerging field of geocognition

Morgan Distant thunder

A Christmas cracker

Nina Morgan portrays the meteoritic Christmas eve of 1965

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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. 


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

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