About us

our past presidents

We have a long history and have been established for over 70 years. Our President leads the Society and chairs our Board and Council.

2021 to 2022 Dr Bruce Lascelles 

2019 to 2020 Professor Sacha Mooney 

2017 to 2018 Professor Wilfred Otten 

2015 to 2016 Professor Liz Baggs  

2013 to 2014 Professor P. Haygarth, MI Soil Sci, CSci

2011 to 2012 Dr H. I. Black, MI Soil Sci, CSci  

2009 to 2011 Professor K.W. Goulding, MI Soil Sci, CSci  

2007 to 2008 Dr D. Rimmer  

2005 to 2006 Professor D. Hopkins

2003 to 2004 Professor M. Hornung

2001 to 2002 Professor K. Killham  

1999 to 2000 Professor D. Powlson  

1997 to 1998 Professor K. Smith 

1995 to 1996 Professor P. Bullock 

1993 to 1994 Dr T. Batey 

1991 to 1992 Professor D. Greenwood, FRS, CBE 

1989 to 1990 Dr G. Spoor

1987 to 1988 Professor A. Wild 

1985 to 1986 Mr D Mackney, OBE

1983 to 1984 Professor P. B. Tinker 

1981 to 1982 W. Dermott 

1979 to 1980 Professor D. J. Greenland, FRS 

1977 to 1978 Dr G. W. Cooke, FRS

1975 to 1976 Professor P. W. Arnold

1973 to 1974 R.I. Davies 

1971 to 1972 Professor J. Tinsley 

1969 to 1970 Professor E.W. Russell 

1967 to 1968 Professor P. H. Nye, FRS 

1965 to 1966 Mr G.V. Jacks 

1963 to 1964 Dr A.B. Stewart

1961 to 1962 Dr H. Greene 

1959 to 1960 Dr R. K. Schofield 

1957 to 1958 W.T.H. Williamson 

1955 to 1956 A. M. Smith 

1953 to 1954 W Morley Davies 

1951 to 1952 Dr E. M. Crowther

1949 to 1950 Professor G.W. Robinson 

1947 to 1948 Mr C.G.T. Morison

The advancement of soil science

The World Congress of Soil Science 2022

We are delighted to host the World Congress of Soil Science from 31 July to 5 August 2022 at the SEC, Glasgow.

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Soils are our past, present and future

The biggest global challenges to do with our climate and the state our planet, have soil at the heart.”

Find out how you can make a difference and be part of our campaign #Grounded.