Geology Courses in London
Learn how looking at earth and rocks reveal secrets about life on the planet and climate change, plus discover the power of volcanoes, earthquakes and plate tectonics.
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- Introduction to geologyCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charles ClarkeGeology, the study of solid Earth, rocks and the processes by which they change, is a vast subject covering billions of years of history and offering insights into areas such as past climates and the history of life. Discover more about the underlying principles of this important science such as plate tectonics, how rocks are made and the evolution of life.
- Earth's six major mass extinctions: an introductionCourse start date: Sun 26 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charles ClarkeAn introductory course which gives a long-term perspective to extinction events throughout earth’s history, reminding us of the fragility of the planet's ecosystems. While we currently see the very real effects of climate change on the planet for humans, we may forget that many biological organisms have not survived in earlier extreme conditions. Looking back over the last 450 million years of earth’s history we will go beyond the extinction of the dinosaurs to mass extinctions that were even more devastating.
- Geology and LondonCourse start date: Sun 4 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charles ClarkeExplore how the geology below greater London has shaped its landscapes, infrastructure and built environment, making it such a fascinating and visually diverse city; look at stone types and their effects on the buildings around us.
- The geology beneath British landscapesCourse start date: Sun 19 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charles ClarkeBritain encompasses a fascinating variety of beautiful landscapes, from the lakes and hills of the north-west to the flatlands of East Anglia. This course gives you a practical introduction to the unique geology beneath these areas, covering main rock types and geological periods.
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