Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Diary of a volcano visit. Day 1

Today we made our first visit to the second most active volcano on the planet, Etna. We met our group leader, Boris Bencke, and then ventured to our first site: a 1992 lava flow. Boris talked to us about marvels of mumma Etna and how its behaviour has been changing as of late to more…

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Getting ready for our volcano visit

Hope everyone is packing away in anticipation for the trip tomorrow! The weather forecast suggested it will be varied, so make sure you pack a good mixture of clothing. Layers is the key to keeping warm and are also easy to put on and take off when you’re trekking up and down Etna!  Don’t forget that for…

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Geography and environment at Brighton

Geography and environment students tell us what they think about their course  

Cyprus field trip

Our third year Geology BSc(Hons) students have recently returned from a field trip to Cyprus. Here, Natalia explains what her highlights of the trip were. This picture is of one of the most remarkable moments for me during the Cyprus field trip. In this locality it was possible to see some amazing pillow lavas, with…

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What can a handaxe say about us?

I’ve just returned from leading a really exciting expedition in Tanzania, a country rich in archaeological history. Working with our collaborators on site, Dr Pastory Bushozi from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and Dr Martin Bates, from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, we took samples of sediments around hand axes…

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Eureka!

New techniques developed at the University of Brighton to help archaeologists ‘see’ underground are starting to unlock the industrial secrets of an ancient civilisation. Would you like to be involved in a project like this? I’m Chris Carey, Geography with Archaeology course leader at Brighton and I had a Eureaka moment on a field trip…

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