Category Archives: Physical World

Disappearing Glaciers in Iceland – OK Glacier and Solheimajokull

One of the highlights of my regular trips to Iceland is a visit to the Solheimajokull glacier in the south of the country. This is one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland, and it provides an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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Teaching About World Heritage Sites

Continuing the theme of World Heritage Sites from the last two blog entries, here is a lesson I used to use when investigating the Jurassic Coast with key stage three students. It has been adapted from an original idea created … Continue reading

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Visiting World Heritage Sites

Following on from the last blog entry at the end of July, I got to thinking about the World Heritage Sites I have been lucky enough to visit myself over years of travel. Following the UNESCO 2019 ‘update’ meeting in … Continue reading

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New World Heritage Sites

Earlier this month, representatives of UNESCO held their annual meeting to decide if any additions are warranted to their list of World Heritage Sites. The 2019 meeting was held in Baku, Azerbaijan – and added 29 new cultural and natural … Continue reading

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Do We Need To Name Our Heatwaves?

This week has seen record temperatures set in parts of the UK, railways disrupted by extreme heat, and well-being fears for the elderly as we experience a genuine summer heat wave. Researchers at the London School of Economics have responded … Continue reading

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Painted Cliffs At Sidmouth

  The Triassic sandstone cliffs at Sidmouth are a famous landmark in Devon, noted for their earthy red colour. However, they made the news last week when the local Council was accused by a geologist of “corporate vandalism” for painting … Continue reading

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Lava Caving in Southern Iceland

As I eagerly await the beginning of my summer programme of visits to Iceland with Rayburn Tours, I have managed to find a little time to reflect on trips made back in the spring. Back in March, I had the … Continue reading

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