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Department of Earth Sciences


During the Easter vacation of the Part IA course you will spend seven days on the Isle of Arran, off the coast of south-west Scotland. It is a location unparallelled in the world for the diversity and number of different geological features.

We investigate the sediments that document Britain's northwards drift across the equator over the last 400 million years, seeing gigantic millipede tracks in Carboniferous forests, the deserts of the Permian and the volcanism of the last sixty million years.

The results of our last 1A Arran photo competion


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Health & safety

Whether in the lab or out on fieldwork, you need to be aware of your health and safety, and what responsibilities you have to look after yourself and your colleagues. Please refer to the Safety Handbook.

Safety Handbook

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