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Part IB ESA & ESB - Field courses

Southwest England: 1-11 April 2019. 

The Cornwall field trip offers a superb opportunity to visit a beautiful part of the country and to see a variety of world-famous rocks. During the trip you will observe and interpret igneous and metamorphic rocks in the field, in order to understand petrogenetic processes and their close interplay with regional tectonics. The trip will provide a stimulating revision and application of key concepts that you have been taught during the ESB course, and provide you with excellent field examples for exam essay questions.

There will be two parties. One party spends the first week in Dorset (Weymouth), then moves to Cornwall (Bude then Falmouth) on Sunday 7th April 2019. The other party does the reverse (Falmouth then Bude then Weymouth). We strongly advise students taking a second year Earth sciences course to attend the whole field trip but a decision to attend in part must be made beforehand. However, ‘A-only’ students should at least come to Dorset and Bude and ‘B-only’ students at least to Bude and Falmouth. If you opt to do the whole trip and then drop out part way through, you will be liable for additional costs in the order of £250 towards accommodation and transport.


Isle of Skye: Friday 21 June 2019, for those who did not go on the IA mapping course, or
Monday 24 June 2019, for those who did, course ends on Saturday 7 July 2019.