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Dave Green - Geostudies


Geostudies is run by Dave Green, a self-confessed geological enthusiast, who simply likes to pass it on! He has taught Geology at various levels, from O level to undergraduate, since 1974, at various institutions; secondary schools in Gloucester and Ross, Further Education Colleges in Stroud, Swindon, and the Forest of Dean, the WEA, the Open University and, for the last 12 years, the University of Bristol. He is an all-round geologist, but inclines towards agreeing that he is keener on the “hard rock” side of geology (older sediments, igneous and metamorphic rocks, geological structures etc.) but has a more than passable knowledge of soft rocks and their fossils, and is very interested in Quaternary geology and the development of landforms. It would be fair to describe him as “laid back” and patient in his approach, and keen to make sure that students are grasping ideas in a subject that can sometimes be fairly inaccessible, often due to jargon. Above all he is enthusiastic about the subject, something that he hopes will rub off!

Details of the courses being run by Dave are shown below. Unless otherwise stated, for more information, contact Dave on 01594 860 858 or davegeostudies@gmail.com.



June 2017

Tues 6th June - Tues 18th July: Field Course: Geology and Landscape in Gloucestershire (evening field course Tuesdays 7-9). First meeting point:- Haresfield Beacon – Meet at the roadside pull-in just before the steep descent towards Haresfield village GR SO 824 090. Further sessions on website, separate leaflet, and/or by contacting Dave Green.

Thursday 15th to Tuesday 20th June: Field Course: Geology of Northumberland and SE Scotland. To accompany the previously run classroom course (though others are welcome). 4 full days in the field, travelling up on Thursday afternoon, returning on Tuesday, probably staying in two centres.
 
 

Dr. Nick Chidlaw

The tutor is a geologist with 30 years of post-graduate experience in teaching, research, publishing and industrial consulting. As a research student, he studied the sedimentology of Early Jurassic strata in the Cotswolds, carried out at the former St Paul and St Mary College Cheltenham (now the University of Gloucestershire), and the University of Bristol. During this time he taught undergraduates thin section petrography and field mapping skills (Arran, Lake District, Lizard). In the late 1980's he worked as a part time OU tutor on the Science Foundation course in Bristol. He has taught adult education courses for over 20 years, mostly during his time at Bristol University, and in recent years for Cardiff University.

Details of the courses being run by Nick are shown below. Unless otherwise stated, for more information, please contact Nick via Gloucestershire Geology Trust.


July 2017

Friday 21st July - Sunday 23rd July: Graphic Logging Course.

This graphic logging course is aimed at primarily at those with a prior understanding of geology who wish to supplement their existing experience of the techniques of graphic logging. It was first run in 2002, following interest shown by students who attended an introductory geological mapping and has been run successfully several times since. For details or to book on, please email the Gloucestershire Geology Trust at info@glosgeotrust.org.uk.

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Glos Uni
Undergraduate Courses - Geography
Honours Degree

The course emphasises the relevance of geography today and for tomorrow’s world. You’ll explore these and other issues in developed and developing world contexts.
Bringing together human and physical geography, the range of innovative modules allows you to specialise as the course progresses.
You’ll work in well-equipped laboratories and participate in fieldtrips to European countries and beyond. Recent trips have included Uganda, the Swiss Alps and Spain as well as numerous local destinations.

The degree gives you the skills and expertise relevant to key employment sectors. Education, geographic information systems, climate research, environmental management and sustainable development, are just some of the areas where graduates are now making major contributions.

The staff are passionate, committed educators and include many national award winners and internationally recognised authors and researchers.

Click on the University logo to visit their website.

 
 
AS & 'A' Level Geology
Worcester Sixth Form College, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2LU
Tel: 01905 362600
GCSE and A Level Geology
Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Longlevens, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF
Tel: 01452 338400
A Level Geology (only offered if there is enough demand)
Cheltenham Bournside School & Sixth Form College, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3EF
Tel: 01242 235555
AS & A Level Geology
John Kyrle High School, Ledbury Road, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7ET
Tel: 01989 764358
AS Level Geology                        
Cirencester College, FosseWay, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7 1XA
Tel: 01285 640994
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