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Geology of the Lakes: an introduction

Date:
01 - 03 May 2020
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Event type:
Endorsed CPD Course, Field Trip
Organised by:
Higham Hall College
Venue:
Higham Hall College, Cumbria
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Why does the topography and scenery of the Lake District vary so much - from rolling Kendal foothills to jagged Central Fell mountain peaks, to Skiddaw's majestic yet rounded mountain scenery in the north? Travel through almost 500 million years of geological history - a story of the closure of ancient oceans, volcanoes, Himalayan-scale mountain ranges, tropical seas, swamps, deserts and ice ages.

The course provides a thorough introduction to the geology of the Lake District, provided via:

  • A series of PowerPoint presentations
  • A series of practical sessions interspersed with the presentations where appropriate, to look at a large selection of rocks, minerals, fossils, thin sections and geological maps from the Lake District. A large selection of rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world are also available for students to handle
  • A session devoted to economic geology - mines, quarries, building stones, minerals, graphite etc.
  • A field trip(s) to examine Skiddaw and Borrowdale Volcanic Group rocks and glacial features in Borrowdale, weather and fitness-levels of the group dependent

Date and time

6.30pm on Friday 1 May 2020 to 4.00pm on Sunday 3 May 2020

Venue

Higham Hall College
Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth
Cumbria
CA13 9SH

Cost and booking information

Course fee, including residential accommodation at Higham Hall and all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), is £243. The non-residential course fee is £174, which includes lunch and evening meal. 

Please contact Higham Hall directly to book on to the course.

Organiser

Dr Annette McGrath

Venue contact

Convenor Contact

Higham Hall College

Tel: 017687 76276


Dr Annette Mcgrath