The geology beneath British landscapes

Course Dates: 28/07/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Britain encompasses a fascinating variety of beautiful landscapes, from the lakes and hills of the north-west to the flatlands of East Anglia. This course gives you a practical introduction to the unique geology beneath these areas, covering main rock types and geological periods.


What is the course about?

.The landscape of Britain has a diversity in rock types unmatched in the world. Few truly know about the exciting history of this island. The tectonic activity, the ancient volcanoes, the effects of the Last Ice Age on the landscape and much, much more. This course will focus on providing you with the knowledge you will find useful to look at the British landscape differently. It will be especially useful to those who, love the great outdoors and enjoy wandering through pristine landscapes, like the Lake District and Peak District. The geological history of the island will be told through key sites throughout the UK, that you can visit for yourself. You will be shown how to identify rocks and the equipment you may need to assist you.

What will we cover?

1. Understanding Rocks: Types and how to identify them
2. Beautiful landscapes
3. Landscapes of historical and scientific importance
4. Outcrops
5. Coastal landscapes
6. Contorted landscapes
7. Ancient volcanic landscapes
8. Glacial landscapes
9. Archaeological landscapes
10. Resources and final Q&A.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Identify different types of rocks
• Navigate the online geological map of Britain
• Discuss the formation of different landscape types
• View the landscapes you visit with a new appreciation for the power of tectonics.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course and is open to all. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. However,
you will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course and to participate fully in discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A combination of presentations, video, question and answer and practical work.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring a notepad and pen. No other costs for the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke grew up in the midlands of Ireland and currently resides in Central London. He became interested sciences from an early age, eventually pursuing a career in archaeology, human evolution and the geological sciences. He successfully comleted a B.Sc. in Applied Archaeology at the Sligo Institute of Technology in 2011 and graduated with a M.Sc. in Palaeolanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology at the University College London Institute of Archaeology in 2012. Over the years he has conducted work in Spain, France and Germany on various Late Pleistocene archaeological sites ranging in age from 120,000 years of age to 23,000 years of age. He began work as a commercial archaeologist in the UK in 2017 and has continued in this field to the present day. He still finds time to teach a number of courses at Build and enjoys talking about all aspects of archaeology, geology, palaeontology and palaeoanthropology.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HS117

Sun, day, 28 Jul - 28 Jul '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £39.00
Concession: £25.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.