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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Geology is not dead....


I was at Broad Haven on St Bride's Bay this afternoon, taking advantage of an exceptionally low tide.  It was good to see almost 200 students on the beach -- first year field trips from the Geology Departments of Southampton and Royal Holloway Universities.  They were all studying sedimentology, structural features and fossils in the Coal Measures.  Good for them.  Fear not, Rob!  The future is in good hands -- we hope.

3 comments:

rob said...

I too have taught u/gs at that very spot, the fold is part of the deformation of the Alps.
Wish I were as sanguine.
Rob

TonyH said...

Geology is alive and well, according to no less an authority than BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

A few weeks back they had a feature telling us that some say we are now living in the Anthropomorphic Age, i.e. Geological Time Period from about 1610, since when Man has been the dominant influence on the Earth's Environment, with, for example, the movement of plants and animals and most other life around the globe being attributable in large measure to mankind.

What say you, Rob?

TonyH said...

Are these students heading eventually for Rhosyfelin? Some Group with academic knowledge is, according to your fairly recent Blog Post.