The Golden Age of Geology: 1820-1859

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Join Derek Teasdale to explore the golden age of geology and dig deeper into the lives of those who shaped the field of earth sciences.

Course tutor: Derek Teasdale

Course length: 6 weekly sessions, Wednesday mornings, 10.30 am-12.00 pm

Course structure: This is an online course held via Zoom. Please ensure you have the right system requirements for accessing Zoom before booking, as we have a no-refunds policy.

Course cost: £45 / £40 concession

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Geology rapidly matured as a science during the 19th century, especially in Britain. The rapid expansion of the British Empire, a mania for fossil collecting, and a new understanding of geological processes allowed past stratigraphy to be pieced together. It was also a time when colourful, larger than life figures, could make their mark on an entire subject.


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