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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...

December 2020 Latest issue


All change, all change

Amy Whitchurch reports on the changes afoot at the magazine
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Society News

News from the Society

What your Society is doing at home and abroad
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Looking to the Future: The Society's Strategic Options Review

Looking to the Future: The Society's Strategic Options Review
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Geological appropriation?

Roger Dunshea questions whether manned missions to Mars are worth the cost
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From wet planet to red planet

Joel Davis deciphers Mars’s ancient, drying climate
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Missions to Mars

Sarah Day interviews Sanjeev Gupta
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The building blocks of life

Sarah Day interviews Sara Motaghian
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Visualising another world

Sarah Day interviews Divya Persaud
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The myth of utopia

Richard Norris discusses the challenges associated with the energy transition
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Online Special

Citizen science: Breathing fresh life into geoscience

Citizen science can work in the Earth sciences, says Jonathan Paul: here's how (and why)


Dealing with the legacy of past mining in the United Kingdom

Laurance Donnelly and Martin Culshaw discuss ‘The new Abandoned Mine Workings Manual (C758D)’, a manual that provides a risk-based approach to the identification, evaluation, mitigation and remediation of mining hazards and their associated risks.



Distant Thunder: All I want for Christmas...

Nina Morgan examines some interesting ideas for educational Christmas presents
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Anthony James Naldrett (1933-2020)

Tony receiving a certificate from the Society o...