Would you like to gain an overview of Britain’s rich and varied geological heritage?.
If so, then my ‘Geology of Britain’ 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.
This course will take you on a journey through more than 3 billion years of Earth history and will introduce you to some of the oldest rocks on our planet. It is a story of formidable volcanoes, the destruction of ancient oceans, Himalayan-scale mountain ranges, tropical seas, swamps and deserts. You will also have a basic introduction to geology on the first day, to help ‘set the scene’ for the rest of the course.
The course is delivered through a series of PowerPoint presentations with 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 ‘The Geology of Britain’ 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.