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Geology of Berwickshire and North Northumberland: individual lectures
September 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - September 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm£4.00
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.
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