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Explore the geology of your local area, volcanoes or the earth over time.

Earth Science: A Geological Exploration of our Environment View details

We shall have 4 indoor meetings using discussion and presentations. These will encourage the students to explore their surroundings and the ways in which geology has had effects on human life. Earth cycles and factors affecting climate change will be studied and discussed. The 2 trips will be arranged in consultation with the students and will consider the physical abilities and interests of the students.

Geological Processes that Shaped our Planet View details

We live in a rare place - a planet that supports life. This course provides a fascinating insight into what makes our Earth what it is. Why its habitable, why we have volcanoes and earthquakes, what is a tsunami, how you build mountains and wear them down again and why the oceans are so important to life on Earth. The course is supported with a wealth of real rocks and minerals which are used in simple and guided group activities to explain and explore all the concepts.

How the British Isles was formed View details

Are you interested in the landscape of Britain? Do you want to understand how the Highlands of Scotland or The Wash estuary formed? Perhaps you are interested in learning how geologists' read the rocks beneath our feet? If you say yes to any of these questions, this course is for you. Through interactive lessons and skills building we will learn together how to piece together Britain from the Big Bang to the present day. You will learn from a tutor passionate about geology and teaching others in a fun way.

Stones & Scenery in the Marches Landscape View details

Old Red Sandstone is the typical stone of much of the Marches and features in Hereford cathedral, local castles and other public buildings but, given the wide variety of rock types in the area, Silurian limestones, Precambrian igneous rocks, Bromsgrove sandstone and calcareous tufa, the favourite stone of the Normans, are also commonly seen. We will explore both the geological and historical contexts of the local use of building stone on this study day and hope to combine it with an optional field excursion later in the year to examine the wide variety of stone and architectural styles seen in local buildings.

The Earth on Fire View details

This course will describe and explain the variety and distribution of volcanoes worldwide, the forces which produce them, and the nature of eruptions and other forms of volcanic activity. We shall consider some of the world’s greatest eruptions and their effects, and look at volcanic rocks and landscapes in Britain and Europe.

The Restless Earth: How Earth's Surface Moves View details

This course will show why we have rocks in the British Isles which were formed under very different environmental conditions and the forces which give us our present landscape. We will look at the rocks and see how they formed and why they are very different from each other. The course will look at how the earth is always moving and why earthquakes and volcanoes are related to this movement and look at the features that are produced.

Volcanoes and Tectonics - Understanding Earth's Explosive Nature View details

Have you ever wondered why volcanoes erupt, or what happens if you poke lava with a stick? If so, then this course is for you! Volcanoes and earthquakes are some of the most powerful forces on our planet, but to understand why they occur, we need to take a journey deep inside the earth to discover some of the dynamic processes going on under our feet. In this course we will learn about the structure of the earth, what makes this seemingly solid lump of rock we live on come to life, and how these intricate processes have led to some of the most dramatic natural hazards throughout history. We will look into the formation of volcanoes and earthquakes, research specific examples and case studies of each, and discover how scientists try to monitor these unpredictable beasts, with a view to reducing the impact on people living in their shadow. No prior geographical or geological knowledge required, just a curiosity about the planet we live on!