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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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New Research Reveals Geology Will Always Defy Total Brexit

As we move closer and closer towards Brexit, recent research has revealed that there is part of Britain that will remain forever connected to Europe whatever the result of the political negotiations. Geologists from the University of Plymouth have analysed … Continue reading

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Wonderful Rock Cycle Poster For The Classroom

  This would certainly brighten up any classroom or corridor! Here is a great free poster available for download from: http://www.geologycafe.com/erosion/rock_cycle_illustrated.html Click on a link on the web site for a print version.  

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GeoText Expedition 5 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Charmouth, Dorset.

At the beginning of July, we took the camper van to spend some time on the Dorset Coast. I wanted to include a visit to Charmouth, as I recall using an image in my lessons from an ‘old favourite’ textbook … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 4 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Hay Tor, Dartmoor.

    The journey continues – this time to Hay Tor on Dartmoor. When teaching about granite scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph. The image came from a textbook titled ‘Landforms’ by Ian Galbraith and Patrick Wiegard. … Continue reading

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Blue Anchor Hotel – The Next Holbeck Hall?

In a recent article on his excellent ‘Living Geography’ blog (www.livinggeography.blogspot.co.uk), Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) mentioned the Blue Anchor hotel in west Somerset. The hotel is currently in an extremely precarious position – threatened by cliff failure. Alan compared the … Continue reading

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A Bedroom Fit For The Hard-Core Geographer

This is a really strange blog entry – but I just couldn’t resist! I came across this unique bedding set called ‘To the Centre of the Bedding’ on a web site by a company called ‘The Land of Nod’. You … Continue reading

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