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

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.

Plato, (5th and 4th century BC), philosopher and mathematician

Meet some of our tutors ...

Saif – Sciences

Saif tutors Biology and Chemistry and has been running Biology A level practicals at Greene’s for the last two years.  He is a passionate tutor and keen scientific researcher – even building his own artificial coral reef.  Saif has a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, U.K. and a doctorate [...]