An introduction to Geoscience

Summer 2018 short courses that include:

Geoscience topics

History of the earth: Timeline and fossils
Planet dynamics: tectonics (volcanoes and earthquakes)
Minerals: exploration, extraction and conservation

Geological techniques

Fieldwork
Mineral identification
Fossil identification
Reading rocks
Introduction to research (planning your own project)

Geo-politics

What price the earth
Taxation and royalties
Rights of indigenous peoples

An introduction to Geoscience - Course details

MorningAfternoon
Day 1: Geoscience overviewThe origin of the earth
Tectonics - structure of the earth,
earthquakes and volcanoes
Minerals, rocks and fossils (microscopy)
Day 2: Fossils in the fieldWoodeaton quarry - fossil identification
Day 3: Understanding rocksUniversity of Oxford Natural History museum - igneous rocks and tectonics
Day 4: Earth's treasuresMinerals we use and fossil fuelsExploration and extraction techniques
Conservation
Day 5: Geoscience, humans and the futureGeoscience and humankind - mining, exploration, hazards, wasteGeologist's tour of Oxford

Certainly custom is most perfect, when it beginneth in young years: this we call education; which is, in effect, but an early custom.

Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Alban, (1561-1626), statesman, philosopher, lawyer and scientist

Meet some of our tutors ...

Emily – Sciences

Emily has a BA in Cell and Systems Biology from the University of Oxford and has been tutoring Chemistry and Biology at Greene’s for a wide range of students.  She is currently working on her D.Phil – also at the University of Oxford – and coaches athletics for competitive running. She is particularly keen on [...]