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Tom Dawson

Tom Dawson, Part IA

In the beginning all I ever wanted to do was Physics. Earth Sciences for me just filled one of two extra gaps in my timetable. But when the course started, I suddenly discovered a new passion for the subject.

Earth sciences - to me - is a wide-ranging and highly significant subject covering the science of our planet from its formation and alteration, to its continuous regeneration through various processes. It is truly fascinating to learn how science on the atomic scale interlinks with that on the planetary scale, and to see how the various sciences all play their part in the world around us. I particularly enjoy the variety that this brings and enjoy the multidisciplinary nature of the course, something that I cannot say for my other subjects. My new found enthusiasm for Earth Sciences has definitely made me reconsider my options for the future.