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Department of Earth Sciences


The Class of 2008

The Class of 2008 mapping fund was set up by the graduating year group of 2008 to award contributions to the part II undergraduate mapping projects. Each year, the 2008 graduates decide which mapping groups to support based upon the students' completed applications forms.

2019 Recipients

Natalie Forrest, William Gill, Charlotte Morris, Jamie Ranson-Hayes, Charlotte Spruzen, and Sophia Thorn

Parrsboro, Canada

"Over summer, six of us travelled to the small coastal town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, to do our mapping project. We chose Parrsboro because it is famous for its fossils, many of which are relatively rare vertebrates, but we did manage to see some preserved trackways (see photo!) as well. The area also includes a section of the Cobequid fault, which separates Neoproterozoic rocks from more recent Carboniferous and Triassic rocks."

Read more of the group's report on their field experiences: Mapping the geology of Parrsboro, Canada

Photo of the Parrsboro mapping group in front of their coastal accommodation