We are embarking on a new variation of the Hamblin Global Geology field trips, in that we will run a student-only trip (April 27-May 7) followed by an alumni and friends trip (May 8-18) to the same locale. This is because the numbers of interested students are so high this year, and because the goal of student-dominated trips are slightly different than those that include family members of geology enthusiasts. The alumni trip will be very focused on geology, but will also allow for pursuit of topics of more general interest in the region, which we hope will entice your family or friends to join us. We will walk where Charles Darwin walked, visit his homes, visit the Bath region where William Smith recognized angled strata and created the first geologic map, see the site where Murchison and Sedgewick grew in their understanding of sequential geologic events, see the location where Mary Anning pulled the first plesiosaur skeleton out of seaside cliffs, and spend time in museums important in preserving science over the centuries. Furthermore, we will visit Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, the Baths of Rome, colleges and churches in Cambridge, the white cliffs of Dover, the British Museum, and the theater district of London, among other great draws of Southern England.
Students: In order to go on this field trip you will need to register in Winter 2013 in 490R Sec 001 – Short Courses (590R Sec 001 for graduate students)
Alumni: Click here for additional information.