Sunday, 27 November 2016

Field Course on the Lizard


Nick Chidlaw is proposing to lead the above course in June 2017. details below the photo.

Kynance Cove, near Lizard village

Lifelong Learning 4 day course

Field Geology on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

June 2017: Sunday 25th – Wednesday 28th
10.00 am – 5.00 pm each day. 

The Lizard is composed of metamorphic rocks formed in a plate collision zone during Devonian and Carboniferous times. Much of the peninsula consists of what is widely recognised as parts of ancient ocean crust, the remainder being altered sediments (including some formed by underwater landslides), discrete igneous intrusions and slices of older crustal basement. These rocks, of which serpentine is the most famous, are superbly exposed in cliffs and quarries in a highly attractive coastal setting.  

No prior knowledge of the area or geology is assumed.

Please note you will need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements, with meeting times and places to be confirmed.  

The course is organised through Cardiff University. If 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 £160.00  (concessionary fee available £128.00).

Enrolments can be made by ‘phoning 029  2087  0000  or see website

For more information on course content and specific locations, contact tutor

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