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The Bendricks Fossilised Dinosaur Footprints in South Wales
Feb25

The Bendricks Fossilised Dinosaur Footprints in South Wales

Bendricks dinosaur trackways ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 Bendricks dinosaur trackways Steve Howe shares his fascinating geological insights into The Bendricks, where Lily Wilder recently hit national news with her dinosaur footprint fossil find, as featured on the BBC website. The coast between Cardiff and Barry exposes a wonderful succession of 220-200 million year old Upper Triassic rocks.  Around Penarth and...

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A Tribute to the Late Dr Matthew Parkes
Dec16

A Tribute to the Late Dr Matthew Parkes

Dr Matthew Parkes, the geological curator for the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, died suddenly this October of a heart attack. Matthew was passionate about geology, and about sharing his knowledge with museum visitors especially the younger visitors. He encouraged budding geologists of all ages to learn how to understand and identify rocks and fossils. He’s been a staunch supporter of Rockwatch as an adult member for...

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Adventures of a robot geologist on Mars – Imperial College Christmas Lecture
Dec07

Adventures of a robot geologist on Mars – Imperial College Christmas Lecture

Rockwatchers may be interested in the Imperial College London’s Children’s Christmas Lecture which this year is being held online. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 8 December 2020 at 17.30 – 18.30. Join Professor Sanjeev Gupta on a journey to Mars, to search for evidence of ancient extraterrestrial life! Find out how geologists use robots to explore the Red Planet and work out what the Martian landscape looked...

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Rockstar Competition Winners and Entries
Nov07

Rockstar Competition Winners and Entries

To coincide with this year’s Virtual Festival of Geology, Rockwatch is delighted to showcase a selection of this year’s Rockstars 2020 Competition Winners and Entries in this short movie. As in previous years, judges were really impressed with the very high standard of entries this year and enjoyed the broad range of imaginative, creative and comprehensive geology-related projects.  Entrants wowed us with their...

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Nothe Gardens Landslide, then and now
Oct05

Nothe Gardens Landslide, then and now

Week 10 is the final in our current Dig Deeper series where Alan Holiday shares a visually dramatic account of a major landslide that took place in the 1980s in Nothe Gardens, in Weymouth. A popular area for residents and holiday makers, Nothe Gardens is located on the southside of Weymouth Harbour along the Jurassic Coastline in Dorset. Alan shows us the huge impact the landslide had on the area, though luckily spared nearby Nothe...

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Coastal Protection at West Bay
Sep21

Coastal Protection at West Bay

In week 8 of our Dig Deeper series we return to the topic of coastal defences. This time, Alan Holiday tells us about Coastal Protection at West Bay. Found along Dorset’s impressive Jurassic Coastline just south of Bridport, West Bay is a quaint harbour resort with a fascinating geological history. Alan explains the geology of its East and West cliffs, formed from sand, clay and Forest Marble of the Lower and Middle Jurassic periods...

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