Category: Outreach

‘GEMS of North Yorkshire’ project launches in Scarborough

North Yorkshire’s rocks, fossils, and changing environments will be the stars of a newly formed science project based in Scarborough. ‘GEMS of North Yorkshire’ brings together the University of Hull’s Geology Hull and North Yorkshire Partnership Hub teams, and Scarborough-based education and outreach specialist, Hidden Horizons. The project will use school activities and public events to promote geological, environmental, and...

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...

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...