Tag Archives: Scotland

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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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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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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Mega. Macro. Micro. Nano

It’s very easy in geosciences to get caught up with the details of whatever you’re investigating and forget the big picture. How does this strontium isotope ratio relate to the movement of the continents? After all, the history of the planet … Continue reading

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