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Measuring the properties of the last interglacial: reflections on a research internship

Measuring the properties of the last interglacial: reflections on a research internship

Posted by ga16 at Aug 18, 2014 03:05 PM |

Matthew Hewitson graduated this summer with a first-class degree in Applied and Environmental Geology from the University of Leicester. Immediately after graduation he completed an internship with the department’s Geophysics, Rock Physics & Borehole Group working at a local SME, Geotek, in Daventry. Here he describes the project, his role and the experience he gained.

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Brilliant Club

Brilliant Club

Posted by ga16 at Aug 15, 2014 02:30 PM |

We know our subject is brilliant, but how do geologists communicate that enthusiasm to the next generation?

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TW:eed Masters Projects kick off with field studies

TW:eed Masters Projects kick off with field studies

Posted by mm489 at Jul 23, 2014 09:23 AM |

With the end of term and the arrival of summer. thoughts turn to fieldwork for Sarah Davies, Professor of Sedimentology and Masters students, Hattie and Greg. Last week they headed north to Burnmouth. Glorious weather meant that the bay looked spectacular - geological fieldwork, and sedimentary logging in particular, is so much better in the dry. Here Sarah writes about the fieldwork and the projects.

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BSRG core workshop and field day 2014: The Ultimate Carbonate Experience

BSRG core workshop and field day 2014: The Ultimate Carbonate Experience

Posted by mm489 at Jun 19, 2014 09:10 AM |

This year was the second Postgraduate core workshop and field day to be run by the BSRG postgraduates at BGS Keyworth. The day was led by Pete Gutteridge of Cambridge Carbonates and was aptly titled ‘The Ultimate Carbonate Experience.’ The aim of the weekend was to give postgraduate members of the BSRG the chance to delve deeper into the carbonate world. In doing this, we planned a day looking at core from the Lower Carboniferous Derbyshire platform and then a day in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Focusing the day on carbonates was a risky move but was embraced by 23 postgraduates from all fields of sedimentary research and from many institutions, far and wide.

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James Davies, a former Geology student at the University of Leicester, talks about his current placement on the Cook Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

James Davies, a former Geology student at the University of Leicester, talks about his current placement on the Cook Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

Posted by lcb14 at Mar 11, 2014 01:35 PM |

James Davies, tell us more about what it's like working on the Cook Islands.

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British Sedimentological Research Group annual general meeting blog by Leah Nolan

British Sedimentological Research Group annual general meeting blog by Leah Nolan

Posted by lcb14 at Feb 14, 2014 03:20 PM |

The 52nd BSRG (British Sedimentological Research Group) annual general meeting was held at the University of Hull in December 2013. It was the first conference that I have attended so it is fair to say that I was a little apprehensive as I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was also looking forward to seeing people I had met earlier in the year on the postgrad field trip.…

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Have Volcanic Super-Eruptions Impacted on the Course of Human History? By Professor Melanie Leng

Have Volcanic Super-Eruptions Impacted on the Course of Human History? By Professor Melanie Leng

Posted by lcb14 at Feb 12, 2014 02:55 PM |

Professor Melanie Leng describes far field evidence for the Toba super eruption which occurred in Indonesia around 74,000 years ago and the impact on the world...

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The geology of iconic rock climbs: Filming for The One Show

The geology of iconic rock climbs: Filming for The One Show

Posted by lcb14 at Jan 10, 2014 10:10 AM |

On a cold and sunny day in December, Professor Sarah Davies met up with the film crew in the picturesque setting of Dovedale in the Peak District. She was there to take part in one of a series of short films for the BBC’s The One Show about the geology of some well-known UK rock climbs. Here's her blog from the day...

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Using “proxy” data to tell us about past climate change

Using “proxy” data to tell us about past climate change

Posted by lcb14 at Jan 03, 2014 10:45 AM |

One of the highlights of 2013 was publication of our research, in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey and various UK Universities, on past climates along the Antarctic Peninsula, here Professor Melanie Leng tells us how climate change from 11,000 years ago to the last few decades has affected the Antarctic from proxy data…

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My first trip to visit my Italian supervisor in Milano by PhD student Leah Nolan

My first trip to visit my Italian supervisor in Milano by PhD student Leah Nolan

Posted by lcb14 at Dec 18, 2013 03:10 PM |

Professor Lucia Angiolini is one of my external supervisors and is based in the Department of Palaeontology, University of Milano. Her expertise in brachiopod taxonomy and preservation is an essential part of my research training, last week I went out to visit her for the first time...

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