Professor Lorna Dawson filming in Kent for "Living the Life" on the Islam Channel
Lorna talking to the TV reporter
The team working on the report
25th September 2014

On behalf of the Society Professor Lorna Dawson talked to the Islam Channel's Living the Life programme about various burial methods and decomposition.

The Muslim practice is to bury the dead in a cloth shroud and Professor Dawson will help assess the impact this might have on our environment, as opposed to casket burials.

The report will be broadcast soon, details as soon as we have them!


Professor Brian Chambers

10th September 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death of Professor Brian J. Chambers, Head of the ADAS Soils and Nutrients Group, on the morning of Saturday 30th August 2014.  

Brian was a Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) and was instrumental in achieving Chartered status for the Institute.

His unexpected death is a great loss to our discipline.

Professor Steve Jarvis awarded lifetime achievement award

Steve Jarvis Award
3rd September 2014

Professor Steve Jarvis was tonight awarded a BSSS lifetime achievement award for his many, many years of service to the Society as a Member, on Counil and as Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Soil Science.  Steve has over the years sat on many committees and steering groups and has been instrumental in the Society's sucess over the years.