Geology in a North Oxford cemetery

18 October, 11:00 am

1 hrTeenage, AdultPWYD

Walk | Environment & Nature, Science, History, Geology

The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure troves. For geologists – whether amateur, student or professional – almost any urban cemetery provides a valuable opportunity to carry out scientific field work at leisure, right on the doorstep and at no cost. Join geologists Nina Morgan and Philip Powell on a guided geological walk through a North Oxford cemetery. You’ll never look at cemeteries in the same way again.

Nina Morgan is a science writer based near Oxford with a DPhil in Geology.
Philip Powell is a former curator of geology and now an Honorary Associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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