Tag Archives: geology

But that’s the foreland, you traitor!

It’s been a year since I posted! Well, that’s what happens when you’re in the lab for 10 months with nothing overly exciting happening! But I’ve been freed from the lab bench and allowed to venture into the outside world, for … Continue reading

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Another summer’s over, and what have we done?

For me, the summer is over. I’ve had a good old break from desk and lab work, with a few weeks spent in my favourite part of the UK. I’ve been in the Northern Highlands of Scotland on fieldwork this … Continue reading

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Structural geology. It’s like Cluedo with less murder.

In the summer, I went for a walk along the coast near where my folks live in South Devon. While I was there, I noticed some rather spectacular geology, so photographed a few bits of it while I was on … Continue reading

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How I came to realise that things take time – a PhD journey

 I started my PhD in September, and as I finished at work last week for Christmas I found myself contemplating at my desk what I had achieved in that time. And of course, where the time had gone! It feels like … Continue reading

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Hillswick: a cautionary tale of the ups and downs of geological fieldwork

I’ve just come back from sampling various Caledonian rocks in Shetland for the start of my PhD. 10 days in that gorgeous little archipelago, which nestles quietly between the Atlantic and the North Sea.  One of the aims of the … Continue reading

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An update and an advice request

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about what to make a blog about. I’ve been to a fantastic conference, and been on some very enlightening fieldwork. However I feel that one of the most important things that have … Continue reading

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Cast adrift. What does a geologist do between a degree and a PhD?

I’ve finally finished my degree! Currently waiting on tenterhooks until the 13th when I find out my results and whether I’ve got the grades I need. All going well, however, I’ll be starting my (fully funded, woohoo!) PhD on the geochronology … Continue reading

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