I’m Steph Walker, a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. My PhD is in isotope geochronology, finding out the timing of deformation and metamorphic events within the Caledonides of Shetland. Lots of lab work and lots of field work in the gorgeous Shetland Islands, and the Northern Highlands. What more could you want?

This Blog will largely be about:

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Field work

Here, have a action-shot of me in Shetland with a big hammer.

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For more information about me and my work, please see my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steph-walker/7a/ba8/176

or my twitter:



4 Responses to About

  1. Nice blog. Just tried to add yours to my RSS reader but when I clicked on the RSS-Posts icon, I got a page of incomprehensible jumble and a header saying “This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it.” Not sure what it all means, but was not able to add it to my feed reader unfortunately. Maybe you can look at this at some point. Thanks.

  2. Lawrence Ivy says:

    Greetings from NYCity.
    Came across your Granite Schist photo in the net and followed the links to your blog.
    Well done, sincere and educational.
    I’m a Dad helping his son locate a decent sample of granite schist for his collection. Looking for some of that Alaskan or small sample with clear rhomboidal and stratification, coffee cup size or smaller.
    Your blog was great because it sheds light on why we study these stones and how we study them to draw conclusions. Great to show the micro, macro, nano images…really sets the imagination against the facts you are collecting. We shared your excitement too, as you tell it.
    Keep on ,
    Lawrence & Leighton
    Congrats on the Graduation

  3. liz orton says:

    hi steph
    my name is liz orton, i came across your blog last year and have been meaning to get in touch since then. Its a great blog. I am a visual artist – i have a Fellowship at the University of Arts London for a project about geology, fieldwork, landscape and the body. I wondered if I could ask you a couple of questions? Do you have an email address i can contact you on?
    all the best

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