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Geology of Britain: an overview

26 - 29 November 2020
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Event type:
Endorsed CPD Course, Field Trip
Organised by:
Higham Hall College
Higham Hall College, Cumbria
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Gain an overview of our country's rich and varied geological heritage on a trip through over three billion years of time - with a basic introduction to the main concepts of geology. The course provides a thorough introduction to the geology of Britain provided via:

  • A series of PowerPoint presentations
  • A series of practical sessions interspersed where relevant with the presentations, to look at a large selection of rocks, minerals, fossils, thin sections and geological maps from across Britain. A large selection of rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world are also available for students to handle
  • A morning field trip to investigate landscape-scale Ordovician-age geology in the Lake District, as well as a visit to examine the intrusive contact between the Threlkeld microgranite and Skiddaw Group in Threlkeld Quarry, followed by a visit to examine the vast geological collection the Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (the museum will open especially for the course participants)

Date and time

6.30pm on Thursday 26 November 2020 to 1.30pm on Sunday 29 November 2020


Higham Hall College
Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9SH

Cost and booking information

Course fee, including residential accommodation at Higham Hall and all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), is £345. The non-residential course fee is £244, which includes lunch and evening meal. 

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


Dr Annette McGrath

Venue contact

Convenor Contact

Higham Hall College

Tel: 017687 76276

Dr Annette Mcgrath