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Geology of Berwickshire and North Northumberland: individual lectures

September 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - September 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

We look at three different areas, explore their rocks and landscapes, their scientific significance and rôle in developing communities.

Three talks by Elizabeth Devon.

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From Siccar Point, where James Hutton had his revelation about deep time, along the Northumberland coast with its rock-dependent industries, to the violent eruptions of the Cheviot Hills, we shall look at three different areas, explore their rocks and landscapes, discover their scientific significance and their rôle in developing communities.

Week 1. The Geology of Siccar Point & James Hutton of the Scottish Enlightenment; exploration of the rocks of Siccar Point & how James Hutton’s observations changed thinking about the age of the Earth.

Week 2. Geology and Industrial Archaeology of the coast of north Northumberland from Berwick- upon-Tweed to Holy Island.

Week 3. The Cheviot Volcanoes; what were they like, would you have survived?

All are welcome and no previous knowledge is assumed.

This lecture will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will find the Zoom invitation in the Online Event Page on Eventbrite. You will also receive an email with the invitation 24 hours before the event. If you can’t find the invitation, please email berwickea@gmail.com.

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