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Successful open day for prospective undergraduates

  • Date04 October 2018

Sunshine greeted around 100 visitors to the department to hear about our programmes and to have a taste of our teaching

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Royal Holloway holds 4 open days a year on which we welcome potential applicants for our undergraduate degrees.  Saturday Sep 29th saw the first of these for the academic year 2018-19 and around 100 visitors arrived in the Department of Earth Sciences to attend a talk from our Head of Department (Jürgen Adam) about our programmes and a short lecture on the Geology of Mars from David Waltham which incorporated pictures in 3D taken from orbiting spacecraft and surface rovers.

These talks were followed by hands-on activities in which our guests were able to model the formation of folds and faults (in layered sand and clay and demonstrated by Lucia Perez-Diaz) or the behaviour of lava flows (using treacle and other high-viscosity fluids as demonstrated by Christina Manning). 

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Visitors were also able to take tours of the campus and to have one-one discussions on our degrees with Anirban Basu inside our fabulous new library.

Open Day tour stairs leading up to Davison Building

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