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

Learning is but an adjunct to ourself. (Berowne in Love’s Labour Lost)

William Shakespeare, (1564 – 1616), poet and playwright

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Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, UK from where he was also awarded his D.Phil. for his work on James Joyce.  Angus has numerous publications to his name covering a wide spectrum of English Literature.  He has also written on comparative literature specialising in the works of Marcel Proust.  Angus achieved [...]