This summer saw the launch of the National Subject Profile for Higher Education Programmes in Materials in the UK. In the second of a series of articles, the team behind it looks at the teaching and curricula, and how they have developed in response to the pressures of academia and the demands from industry.
The Living with Minerals 3 conference, held in London, UK, on 3 November 2008, was part of an ongoing campaign by the UK National Minerals Forum to highlight some of the difficulties facing the minerals industry in securing a licence to operate.
The UK is again considering underground nuclear waste storage. Delegates at an event at the Geological Society in London, UK, on 24 October, heard that site selection should be about meeting a risk target.