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An online course for anyone interested in the geological history of the British Isles. A bumpy ride that commences around 3 billion years ago. You’ll have to endure violent volcanoes, plate collisions, warm coral reefs,steaming equatorial forests, hot dry deserts and ice ages before we eventually arrive at the present day. 

Over the coming weeks we’re going to be exploring the basics of our planet. We begin at the beginning some 4,650 million years ago and go on to examine what the Earth is made of and how it works; the story of life on the planet and much, much more.

You’ll have gathered from the somewhat quirky title of this course that we are going to be looking at sedimentary rocks and the processes that made them. It’s a story in time, deep geological time, with many of the rocks having been formed millions of years ago. But how long did it take to form what we see? Were the sediments accumulating slowly, or were they formed very quickly.

During the course we’ll be paying particular attention to the time dimension, but it’s also very much about process. Join us to find out more!