Precariously balanced, these are the Brimham rocks in North Yorkshire, part of the top 100 'Geosites' in the UK. Image credit: BBC News.

Science Snap (#33): Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week is an international initiative to promote the great work that goes on in the geoscience community. It encompasses a huge range of topics; from dinosaurs to glaciers, and volcanoes to meteorites. There’s something for everybody. For an overview of how geoscience can have a positive influence on local communities and save lives, […]

“I’m a scientist, get me out of here…!”

Having had just over a week to recover I can finally begin to look back on what were two incredible weeks of “I’m a scientist, get me out here” excitement! To the uninitiated, think academia meets X-Factor in a science communication and outreach fiesta. The premise is simple – school students ask science questions, scientists […]

Volcano Lab

What do you get when you find golden syrup, floating pumice and a steaming volcano in one place? A volcano activities day! It’s half term for the kids so members of the Bristol Volcanology Group headed down to @Bristol, Bristol’s science centre, to help at their volcano lab.