Author: fossiliam

Earth scientist in North Yorkshire, fossilist on the Dinosaur Coast. Director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist with Hidden Horizons. Can be found cricketing for Ovington CC. Can be found twittering as @fossiliam.

A Geological History of Britain

My lecture slides for the 2017 Lifelong Learning class ‘A Geological History of Britain’ can be found (as PDFs) here: Introduction: 2017_GHB_Part1_Intro Precambrian: 2017_GHB_Part2_Precambrian Palaeozoic: 2017_GHB_Part3_Palaeozoic Mesozoic: 2017_GHB_Part4_Mesozoic Cainozoic: 2017_GHB_Part5_Cainozoic Other useful resources: Geology of Britain (British Geological Survey) – see also the Geology of Britain viewer Geological History of Britain and Ireland (Woodcock & Strachan 2012) Geology of Britain...

Geology of the Yorkshire Dales

The slides for my 2021 University of York Centre for Lifelong Learning half-day class on the ‘Geology of the Yorkshire Dales’ can be downloaded here: 2021_GYD_slides (pdf) and 2021_GYD_slides (pptx). Slides from my 2016 CLL one-day class can be found below: Part 1 (Intro/Early Palaeozoic): 2016GYD_1Intro_SML Part 2 (Early Carboniferous): 2016GYD_2LowerCarb_SML Part 3 (Late Carboniferous): 2016GYD_3UpperCarb_SML Part 4 (Quaternary): 2016GYD_4Glacial_SML...

Fossils of the Yorkshire Coast

The PowerPoint slides for my class on February 6th can be downloaded here: 2016_FossilsYorksCoast_SML Useful links Fossil hunting in North Yorkshire (UK Fossils Network guide) Lower Jurassic of Yorkshire (Geological Conservation Review guide) Middle Jurassic of Yorkshire (Geological Conservation Review guide) Upper Jurassic of Yorkshire (Geological Conservation Review guide) Yorkshire’s Jurassic Park (National Trust) Fossils & Geology (Whitby Museum) Fossils...

An Introduction to Shales and Fracking

The slides from my York Lifelong Learning presentation on Dec. 12th can be downloaded here as a PowerPoint file: 2015_Intro_ShalesFracking_SML. Useful links UK & Europe ReFINE: Researching Fracking. ReFINE is the leading international fracking research consortium, led jointly by Newcastle University and Durham University. The website includes all the group’s scientific papers, research briefs, and newsletters. Shale Gas – British...