Workshops

Writing and Self-Publishing

Here is the online version of the leaflet for Spalding Library workshops and those at other libraries.

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Geology

Plate Tectonics & the Rock Cycle

 A look at the complex relationship between plate tectonics, surface processes (which are driven by the Sun’s interaction with the atmosphere) and the Rock Cycle.

Outline:

  • 3 basic rock types: igneous, sedimentary & metamorphic
  • The origin of rocks: source material and processes; texture relationships
  • The Earth’s tectonic plates; 3 types of tectonic boundary; evidence for the existence of plate tectonics
  • Timeline for the discovery of plate tectonics; how tectonics relate to the rock cycle; evidence for the existence of a rock cycle
  • Theories of the formation of the Moon; how did plate tectonics start?
  • What makes a rock; rock properties.
  • How to use a hand lens; practical geological exercises

Duration: 2 hrs

Price: TBA

Course code: GPS10

There will be refreshments, a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and a practical session with rocks to finish

Level: Any

See the Upcoming Events page for details of the next time this course will run

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Asteroids, Comets and Meteorites

A dip into the less well-known bodies in the Solar System.

Outline:

  • Why do we want to know about comets, asteroids and meteorites?
  • How did the Solar System form?
  • What was the primordial solar nebula made of?
  • So what are comets, asteroids and meteorites made of?
  • Where did these objects form in the Solar System?
  • How old are comets, asteroids and meteorites?
  • Were comets, asteroids and meteorites ever part of planets or satellites, or were they just always chunks of rock and/or ice?
  • Why do some have strange orbits
  • Is there any chance they could collide with the Earth in the future?
  • How to use a hand lens; practical geological exercises.

Duration: 2 hrs

Price: TBA

Course code: GPS20

There will be refreshments, a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and a practical session with rocks to finish.

Level: Any

See the Upcoming Events page for details of the next time this course will run

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Coming soon: Minerals Workshop, Fossils Workshop

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IMPORTANT!

Payment details:

  • Pay by cheque or Paypal.
  • As places are limited, all places must be booked in advance.
  • Booking is through this site, or by phone or e-mail.
  • Please enquire by phone or e-mail before making a payment, in case a particular course has filled up.
  • Call 01733-232127 for further information, place availability, or to book. The number has an answerphone, so if I’m out when you call, leave me a message and I’ll ring you back a.s.a.p.