A Geological History of Britain – part 10

Finally, some weeks after actually giving the presentation, here is the pdf of the 10th and final class in my University of York Lifelong Learning course: 2012_GHB_Lect10

Additional links:

The JNCC book ‘British Tertiary Stratigraphy’ describes the Palaeogene and Neogene Sites of Special Scientific Interest, a list of which can be found here.

Information on the British Tertiary (or Palaeogene) Volcanic Province can be found here.

A pdf providing information on the Lundy granite can be found here.

Information on the (very limited) Neogene outcrops of Britain can be found here.

Information on the Pliocene-Pleistocene ‘Crags’ of East Anglia can be found here.

The British Geological Survey has used the Blakeney Esker in Norfolk as a case study of Ice Age Britain. The webpages can be found here.

 

A Geological History of Britain – part 9

Cretaceous Britain: not just chalk

The lecture notes for the class can be found here: 2012_GHB_Lect9

Information on the Lower Cretaceous can be found on the Geological Society website here, and information on the Upper Cretaceous here.

Images from the GCR volume “British Upper Cretaceous Stratigraphy” can be found here.

Information on Baryonyx walkeri (‘Walker’s heavy claw’), the fish-hunting dinosaur of the Weald, can be found here.

Information on the dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight can be found here.

An Aside From Week 8

The River Ouse does have a tidal bore, and it is indeed called the ager.