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Geology of England

Date:
07 - 09 February 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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Event status:
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The geological history of England spans almost 700 million years of time and is renowned for its great diversity of rocks and landscapes. Come on an exciting journey that will encounter catastrophic volcanoes, long-lost oceans and rivers of ice.

The course provides a thorough introduction to the geology of England provided via:

  • A series of PowerPoint presentations, 
  • Practical sessions, interspersed where appropriate within the presentations, to look at a large selection of rocks, minerals, fossils, thin sections and geological maps from across England. A large selection of rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world are also available for students to handle.  

The PowerPoint presentations work chronologically forward in time from the Precambrian through to the present day. Palaeogeographic maps and cross sections are presented for each time period, alongside relevant photos, diagrams and geological maps from across England.

This is a class-based course, but a short optional trip out in the break period is offered, weather dependent, for those that want it.

Date and time

6.30pm on 7 February 2020 to 1.30pm on 9 February 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 £238. The non-residential course fee is £171, which includes lunch and evening meal. 

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

Contact

Dr Annette McGrath

Venue contact

Convenor Contact

Higham Hall College

Tel: 017687 76276


Dr Annette Mcgrath