Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Ref: C2422765

Join popular Earth Scientist, Bev Fowlston, to discover the science behind historic volcanoes and earthquakes that have affected human life. Using demonstrations and video links we will explore major events in Earth history.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the historic volcanoes and earthquakes that have impacted life on Earth and understand some of the science surrounding geohazards.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the different volcano types.
  • Explain how earthquakes are recorded and categorised.
  • Recognise the cause and effect of volcano and earthquake geohazards through Earth's history.
  • Engage in active learning.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

If you have chance to brush up on your basic geology that would help with some of the technical terms but not essential as a glossary will be provided.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Volcanoes and Earthquakes


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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