I attended a week long geology field excursion as part of the course: Field Skills for Geology (EASC10105). I visited the area around Kinlochleven. I studied mass scale folding, Highland metamorphic rocks, small scale mapping and navigating contact zones. The aim of the field trip was to improve our mapping skills. Some information about Kinlochleven […]
I am a BSc Geology graduate from the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. I studied various aspects of geosciences for 5 years. I worked for the University of Edinburgh as a Student Ambassador, Receptionist, Social Media Representative and Office Aide. I volunteered with the School of GeoSciences as a public outreach helper, where I […]
Part 16 on Geology, Politics and Philosophy: How does Climate Change and Geology affect our Political Discourse? – Are politicians asking the right questions?
The Topic Idea The idea of deep time completely changed the realities of our civilization. We went from time being brief to time taking billions of years, and man not being part of the universe from the start. Interesting video on the subject
Why and How geology and geography play a key role in politics? – Part 2 and 3: Geology and Us, Hydrogeology in Africa, Supervolcanoes, L.I.P.s and the Year Without Summer
Geology and Us, Hydrogeology in Africa, Supervolcanoes, L.I.P.s and the Year Without Summer Inspiration for this segment Geology teaching needs to be done right. And it is not. I noticed that in Scotland there is a massive problem at promoting geology to school children. There is very little presence. This video explains how to teach […]
Why and How geology and geography play a key role in politics? Or The connections between the European Enlightenment and the Science of Geology and a discourse for the effects of geosciences on the future of the Homo-sapiens (Nationalism versus Internationalism) – The Scottish Enlightenment Part 1: How geology and society have co-evolved from the 18th century till the 2010s
In this section I shall continue the long list of geoscience topics I want to talk about, write about and think about. This section is more concerned with the philosophical meanings of geology and how they impact our thinking about a changing world. Part 1: Climate Change and its effects on Political Philosophy and International […]
The Scottish Enlightenment and the connections between geology and the European Enlightenment: From the Past to the Present
What inspired this blog? The inspiration was based on a talk by Caroline Winterer, who is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies. One of her specializations are the history of science and the history of our scientific understanding of the world. She is also the author of five books, including most […]
Lessons learned from warm Climates of the Past: an Ocean view from the Pliocene and an Interview with Alan Liu Geology Student
Seminar Lessons learned from warm climates of the past: an ocean view from the Pliocene Professor Erin McClymont Last week we had Professor Erin McClymont, who came to the Hutton Club to talk about changing oceans and changing climates in the Pliocene. She is using information from the past changes of climate to understand how […]
Seminar Natural Flood Management in England Dr Ian Pattison Dr Ian Pattison is an Associate Professor at the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University. Dr Ian spends a large amount of his research time in the field and around rural farms around the United Kingdom. He is interested in hydro geology […]
The importance of having themes in seminar programmes: Variable magma and carbon fluxes at mid-ocean ridges and on Iceland; glacial/interglacial cycles & Why are changes in climate and ice dynamics important for marine ecosystems?
The School of GeoSciences hosts a wide range of seminar series which helps the students learn more about their chosen topics, helps researchers network and the events are open to members of the public. The seminars cover a wide range of topics from human geography to the volcanoes on Venus. What Seminars are on Offer? […]
For two weeks or so the lecturers have been protesting, angry about their pensions being cut. I have missed some lectures and some tutorials. However I understand their position and I have a massive respect towards their jobs. (Especially the GeoScience teachers and researchers) They work incredibly hard. They mark our work, they lecture us […]