Geology and London
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: HS023
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
London has a remarkable geological history and has much to offer to the geology enthusiast. This course highlights the effect that geology has had on the development of London’s landscape and buildings.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
This course will cover the following:
1. The rock types of Greater London
2. The landscape which results
3. Development of London’s urban landscape
4. The buildings and visual results.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. Identify the three key rock types and list their characteristics,
2. Summarise the impact of the rock types on the landscapes and built history of the city and the landscapes within London
3. Identify the stone used in the key buildings selected in the course
4. Compare and contrast some of the qualities of key buildings in London.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is open to all; no previous knowledge or special skills required. You will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course and to participate fully in discussions.You will also need an open mind and a willingness to listen to other points of view in order to participate constructively in the course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Interactive illustrated lecture; group discussion and question and answer.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring a notepad and pen. There are no additional costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS024 Exploring rocks, minerals and fossils
HS117 The geology beneath British landscapes
See also the London studies and online walks programmes within Humanities.
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.