ESTA Annual Course and Conference 2010

'Geology and Society'

ESTA logoEarth Science Teachers' Association Annual Course and Conference

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th September, 2010

Hosted by the Department of Geology
University of Leicester

Sponsored by:

 London Petrophysical Society

 UK Geologists Equipment  Weatherford
 British Geological Survey  Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society

 Aggregate Industries
 Mineralogical Society
 Discover the World

 GEO Supplies

 Earth Science Education Unit
 Leeson House Field Studies Centre
 Science Learning Centres

We are looking for further sponsors to help us achieve our aims for this conference. If your company would be interested in joining our sponsor list please contact Gawen Jenkin!


The annual course and conference is aimed at all those that teach Earth Sciences, at all levels - from Primary to HE. The programme includes INSET training sessions for all age groups, lectures, workshops and activities, exhibitors, social events and fieldwork.

Some highlights:

  • Special sessions on Forensic Geology, Geology in the Modern world, Carbon.
  • Icebreaker and Evening lecture on Exceptionally Preserved Fossils.
  • Workshops on Vertebrate Skulls, Remote Sensing and GIS, Comets and Meteorites.
  • Conference Dinner at the award winning National Space Centre.
  • Field trips to Charnwood Forest, The Bardon Hill Superquarry, Hands-on Shallow Geophysics.

Read more about the conference in a Teaching Earth Science article or view the programme for more details.


Registration and Prices

Early registration deadline is 19th August! This has been extended to 6th September - after that it is full price! Download the registration form with prices. Further registration details. Check out the programme for details of the conference. Please contact Linda Marshall with any registration queries.

In your conference pack: due to generous sponsorship by BGS the first 100 registrants will receive absolutely free a copy of Exploring the Landscape of Charnwood Forest and Mountsorrel - a walkers guide and map (RRP £12).


Joining Instructions

Joining Information - New 13th August


Travel Directions

Leicester is centrally located in the UK and easily reached by train, bus, road and air. The conference will be held at the Department of Geology in the main campus. Accommodation will be at John Foster Hall, Oadby, 2 miles from campus. Maps and Directions.



Conference Administrator - Linda Marshall

Contact Linda concerning conference registration, registration enquiries and exhibitor enquiries:

Conference Organisers - Dr Gawen Jenkin, Gail Andrews

Contact Gawen or Gail concerning sponsorship, the conference programme or local details: Department of Geology, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH,, 0116 252 3921.

ESTA is a registered charity, No. 1005331

Contact Details

School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
University of Leicester
University Road

T: +44 (0)116 252 3933

Student complaints procedure


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