Are you interested in geology? Would you like to know how minerals and rocks have formed? Do fossils tickle your fancy...?
If so, then my ‘Introduction to Rocks, Minerals and Fossils’ course at the Green Park Hotel is the one for you! My name is Dr Annette McGrath and I am a trained geologist (BSc, MSc and PhD) and a lecturer at the University of York, but I also specialise in general-interest residential geology courses.
Come and have a thorough introduction to rocks, minerals and fossils through a series of talks and hands-on practical sessions. A substantial, museum-quality geological collection of rocks, minerals and fossils, from both the UK and abroad, will be available for you to view and handle on this course. A large variety of geological maps and general interest books, guides and textbooks will also be to hand for inspection, from basic to more advanced, to suit all levels. A ‘petrological’ microscope that is specially adapted to look at thin sections of rocks will also be present, so that you can scrutinise the magnified inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks down the microscope.
There is no supplementary charge for single accommodation on any of our activity breaks, and as normal, we can arrange free transport (on arrival and departure) between the hotel and the bus and railway stations.
Details about all of our activity breaks are readily available - either download a copy from this section, ask for them during you stay, or just telephone the hotel and ask us to forward a programme for whatever activity you are interested in.
Annette’s ‘Introduction to Rocks, Minerals and Fossils’ course at the Green Park has been endorsed by the Geological Society of London, the oldest and most prestigious geological society in the world, founded in 1807. Today, the Society is the UK’s professional body for Earth science and has a worldwide membership of over 11,500.