Marine geology: The hidden geology beneath the oceans

Course Dates: 24/01/21 - 31/01/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online

We know more about the surface of the moon than what lies beneath our planet's oceans. On this course, we will explore the geological features within our oceans.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

A chance to identify and understand some of the most fascinating and least explored aspects of geology.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- The Mariana Trench
- The Great Atlantic Ridge
- Marine biodiversity
- Hawa'ii island arc
- Surtsey island - Birth of a volcano
- Tsunamis
- Pacific ring of fire
- The formation of the Bahama islands.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- To describe key features under our world's oceans
- To discuss the aspects associated with biodiversity in our world's oceans
- To explain why some natural disasters occur from deep within the world's oceans.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course and is open to all. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. However,
you will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course and to participate fully in discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A combination of interactive presentation, discussion, question and answer.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No additional costs. Bring a notebook and pen if you wish to take notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HS024 Exploring rocks, minerals and fossils
HS117 The geology beneath British landscapes
HS023 Geology and London.


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Excellent introduction to the subject and gave an insight to the diverse landscapes discovered whilst travelling
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 04/03/2020)
With this course you learn a lot about the secrets of the deep and life under the sea. The course tutor is very enthusiastic and that is catching. I knew nothing about the subject beforehand and was fascinated by it all. Highly recommended if you are interested to learn more from someone who knows a lot about it.
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Review by Liz / (Posted on 02/03/2020)
Tutor Biographies
Charles Clarke Tutor Website

Charles T. G. Clarke hails from the Republic of Ireland. He specialises in Archaeology and Human Evolutionary research. With a Bacholar of Science in Applied Archaeology from the Institute of Technology Sligo and a Master of Science in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology (IOA) University College London (UCL). His work touches on aspects of the geological sciences from radiometric dating to an understanding of rock formation. He currently works as a Commercial Archaeologist with Archaeological Management Solutions (AMS) in the Republic of Ireland.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HS154

Sun, day, 24 Jan - 31 Jan '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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