Festival of Geology 2018

Fabulous Festival with lots of young geologists!  Rocks, fossils, minerals, microscopes and Moon rocks – what more could you ask!  If you didn’t make it – put it in your diary for next year when …

Colorado mountain memories

While headed for the California Gold Rush of 1849, George Giggey (who was my great-great-grandfather) first made his way through the mountainous and untamed wilderness of what would later become Colorado. He was among a group of young men, who …

Saltwick Bay, North Yorkshire

Saltwick Bay is located along the Yorkshire Coast, between Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, and can be accessed from the Cleveland Way, which passes the spectacular Whitby Abbey. The geology of the area is predominantly Jurassic in age, with the …

Aubrey Manning obituary

Aubrey Manning’s hugely popular 1998 BBC series Earth Story, about the evolution and shaping of the planet Earth, inspired a generation and led to a noticeable increase in students applying to read earth sciences. Yet, Aubrey, who has died …