Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Professor Dave Nash

Professor Nash discusses the recent Stonehenge research he led on which attracted global headlines

David Nash, Professor of Physical Geography talks about the origin of the giant sarsen stones at Stonehenge and the climate crisis. To listen, click below or listen via Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Alternatively, most of the podcast is transcribed below – please note, this is auto-transcribed and there are likely to be errors throughout. My guest this week…

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Starting your course in 2020?

You’re going to have a brilliant time here and we can’t wait to meet you! To help you feel like you already belong at Brighton our students and staff have created some information so you can get to know your subject better before you join us in the autumn. We’ll also be in touch over…

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Norman Moles on snow covered hill

Brighton researchers to help industrial mineral venture in Scottish Highlands

Dr Norman Moles, who for twenty years has been a geology lecturer at the University of Brighton, has secured substantial funding from Enterprise UK to appoint a University of Brighton-based research associate to assist a company extracting a mineral resource in central Scotland.

Liliana Smith

What I’ve found

We talked to Liliana Smith who is studying Geology BSc(Hons) to hear about her experience of uni so far.. “I just like how friendly everyone is, it’s so rare that you go somewhere and everyone is friendly. No matter who you end up talking to, whether they’re on your course, a lecturer, an academic or…

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First field trip for new students in our geology subject area

Welcome to all our new students! Professor Martin Smith introduces our new geology subject area students to working in the field with a trip to Telscombe Cliffs. “After two days of welcome to university information for new Geology, Physical Geography and Geology and Earth and Ocean Science students, we headed out to Telscombe Cliffs to…

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Rising sea levels threaten the South East

Rising sea levels and extreme weather events (storm surges, intense rainfall) are threatening to overwhelm coastal defences in the UK, according to research at the University of Brighton. Dr Ward recently was interviewed for a BBC South East ‘Inside Out’ programme which focused on the threat to homes close to cliffs at Cuckmere Haven near…

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Graduate stories – Esme Whitehouse

Graduating from Geology BSc(Hons), Esme won the Rory Mortimore Geology Prize as the student with the best overall performance across the university’s geology courses. What made you choose Brighton and this course? I have loved Geology since I took it as a GCSE so I didn’t struggle to make a choice when it came to…

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Geology student rocks the judges

University of Brighton student Mary Harrow has received national recognition for her hard work and commitment to geology studies. The second-year Geology BSc(Hons) student was one of only ten university students from around the country to receive an Institute of Quarrying (IQ) National Students Award. The geologists-of-the-future were nominated by their universities for their “continuous…

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Sun, Sea and Science?

Last weekend saw Brighton host this year’s Soapbox science in glorious sunshine at the Brighton seafront. Soapbox science is a novel public outreach platform where female scientists stand on their soapboxes and preach their science to the passing general public. This year saw Dr Laura Evenstar give a very hands-on demonstration on how the Atacama…

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Brighton research has solved the myserty of where the Stonehenge sarsen stones came from

Brighton scientists unlocking the secrets of Stonehenge

University of Brighton academics are helping solve the mystery of where the ancient stones at Stonehenge originate. Different theories have been debated by archaeologists and geologists for more than 100 years and now English Heritage, which manages the prehistoric site in Wiltshire, is hoping chemical analysis and comparisons by the Brighton scientists will unlock the…

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