London Geology Underground and Overground

Ref: C2419887

We can all see the wide range or rocks to build and decorate our buildings. Where did they come from and how were they formed in order to give them the texture and colours. London owes the local geology for its existence and development. It has made it the great city it is today to impress everyone who visits it. We look into all the aspects of the geology under and on top of the ground.

Course aim

To look at the Geology of London. The underground geology and how it was used and how outside rocks were used to help build London and decorate the buildings in it

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • It is open to anybody who is interested in London and Geology. Handouts will be given out along with conversation within the group

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

  • Look around our great city and understand how it developed and why
  • Be able to look at the wide range of rocks on and in buildings and identify them
  • From looking at the rocks understand how they were formed and where they have come from
  • Understand the wonders of our natural world over the past 1000 million years

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • The chance to carry out a range of activities outside the class is optional. Personal research is encouraged within each persons capabilities

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • The main aim in Geology classes is to be interested and enjoy a relaxed learning environment. To set your own targets in learning and future learning with tutorial support

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen and notebook to make notes and any materials , photographs and any rock samples you have 20p to cover the cost of tea and coffee

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Just come along and enjoy a great rock solid learning experience

What can I do next?

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London Geology Underground and Overground


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  • 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 2018
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