Available courses

This course will examine the theories about how the Earth’s climate has swung regularly from warm to cold and back again many times throughout the geological record. It will look at how we gather evidence for climate change and the features that are left behind in the landscape.

This course takes a look at the geology and landscape of some of our favourite stretches of coastline. It includes the following: North Cornwall, Berwickshire and Northumberland, Tyneside, Orkney, Mull and Ardnamurchan, North Somerset, Moray and Nairn, the Gower, Suffolk and Country Antrim. These are all new locations, not previously covered in the Time Travellers series.

Many people are attracted to Geology and the Earth Sciences because it gives them an excuse to get out into the countryside and engage with the rocks and the landscape. Whilst this can be a fun filled thing to do wouldn't it be a whole lot better if you could be taught how to read rocks and landscapes in a more logical and methodical way? Why not join us here, and on Zoom, and find out more?

Over the coming weeks we’re going to be exploring the basics of our planet. We begin at the beginning some 4,650 million years ago and go on to examine what the Earth is made of and how it works; the story of life on the planet and much, much more.

An 8-week distance learning course for anyone wanting to know more about their local geology. or their favourite part of the British Isles.


An online course for anyone interested in the geological history of the British Isles. A bumpy ride that commences around 3 billion years ago. You’ll have to endure violent volcanoes, plate collisions, warm coral reefs,steaming equatorial forests, hot dry deserts and ice ages before we eventually arrive at the present day. 

You’ll have gathered from the somewhat quirky title of this course that we are going to be looking at sedimentary rocks and the processes that made them. It’s a story in time, deep geological time, with many of the rocks having been formed millions of years ago. But how long did it take to form what we see? Were the sediments accumulating slowly, or were they formed very quickly?