We’re dedicated to improving public and student understanding of our planet and Earth Sciences, as well as sharing our enthusiasm for the world around us.
We have an exciting series of online talks aimed at the general public which will run on Wednesday afternoons at 1 pm BST and will be followed by a Q&A session.
|20th May 2020|
27th May 2020
3rd June 2020
10th June 2020
17th June 2020
24th June 2020
1st July 2020
8th July 2020
15th July 2020
The above schedule can be downloaded as a PDF.
We have developed some crib sheets, complete with fun practical exercises, aimed at Year 12 / 13 students. Check back regularly for updates in line with the A-level Geology curriculum!
|Module 1: Development of practical skills in geology||Field Skills|
|Module 2: Foundations in geology||Introduction to Palaeontology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
|Module 3: Global Tectonics||Global Tectonics
|Module 4: Interpreting the past||Introductory Sedimentology|
|Module 5: Petrology and Economic Geology||Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
|And for a bit of fun||Volcano in the kitchen|
We have created a 'Tools for Schools' micro site which we hope will prove useful for teaching of the A-level syllabus in Physical Geography.
There are a selection of prediction models covering the water-cycle, the carbon-cycle, and simple climate-change; topics which are core to the A-level specification for Geography in England.
A COVID19 simulator has also been added.
Follow this link https://estfs.rhul.ac.uk
Visiting your school
We’re happy to give talks on any of the hot topics in Earth Sciences.
Email Prof Dave Waltham/Dr Amy Gough to arrange a talk.
Talks for schools
|Antarctic fossil forests: clues to climate change||Dr Howard Falcon-Lang|
|Studying Geosciences: where it might take you||Dr Howard Falcon-Lang|
|Beyond the deep: Decoding the significance of oceanic circulation||Dr Javier Hernández-Molina|
|Iceland - where land is born||Prof Matthew Thirlwall|
|Origin of the solar system||Prof David Mattey|
|Planetary exploration||Prof David Mattey|
|Precambrian geology and the origin of life||Prof Euan Nisbet|
|Processes of fossilisation and exceptional preservation||Prof Margaret Collinson|
|A brief introduction to modern climate change||Prof Martin King|
|Snow chemistry in the Arctic||Prof Martin King|
|Volcanoes and tectonics||Dr Christina Manning|
|Plates, plumes and pyroclasts||Dr Christina Manning|
|What lies beneath? Predicting the Earth with physics||Dr Christina Manning|
|Earthquake-related hazards (SE Asia) and plate tectonics||Dr Ian Watkinson|
|Tectonics and earthquakes, Seismic vulnerability in developing countries||Dr Ian Watkinson|