Sunday, 6 January 2013

June 2013 - Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire

Lifelong Learning 4 day course
Precambrian Geology at Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire  
Tutor: Dr Nick Chidlaw
Saturday 22nd – Tuesday 25th June 2013
10.00 am – 5.00 pm each day

In the eastern English Midlands, the generally subdued relief is conspicuously interrupted by the craggy, locally-wooded hills of Charnwood Forest, a few miles north-west of Leicester. Here are found rocks formed from explosive volcanic eruptions about 600 million years ago, together with lavas and igneous intrusions. Within rocks that were once volcanic ashes have been found world-famous fossil sea pens and jellyfish, pre-dating the earliest known shelly fossils.
No prior knowledge of geology or the area is assumed. Attendees arrange their own travel arrangements, meals and accommodation – tutor can provide advice.
Meeting location provided to those enrolled. The course is organized through Cardiff University. It carries assessment, which is very difficult to fail!; attendees usually find assessment on these courses useful for consolidating what they have learned.
Tuition Fee is £122.00 (concessionary fee available £98.00)
Enrolments can be made by ‘phoning 029 2087 0000 or visiting the website
For more information on the course contact tutor.

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