Aust cliff, near the Severn Bridge in south Gloucestershire. Photo credit: Charly Stamper

Science Snap (#30): Aust Cliff, Gloucestershire

One of the most fascinating things about geology is its ability to reveal global events from evidence contained within a single outcrop. The cliff exposure at Aust in Gloucestershire, UK, is a spectacularly colourful example of this. Located beneath the original Severn Bridge, and running alongside the Severn Estuary, the 40m tall rock face records […]

Mary Anning

One of my favourite pastimes is to wander around book shops and occasionally indulge myself with a purchase.  Recently, I was lucky enough to have the luxury of a few spare hours whilst waiting for a train and got lost in a large chain bookstore (Between a Rock does not want to be accused of favouring one book chain over […]

Blue remembered hills

Into my heart on air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those? A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad XL, 1896 I’m going to make a bold statement here, but in my opinion, Shropshire* should be crowned the geological capital of the UK. *If you […]

Alumnus profile #2 – Dr Ceri-Wyn Thomas

Dr Ceri-Wyn Thomas Publishing editor, IOP Publishing PhD title: “Decoding the fossil record of embryonic development”  

Alumnus profile #1 – Dr Alex Dunhill

Dr Alex Dunhill – Research Fellow, University of Bath PhD title: “The sampling proxy approach to testing the quality of the fossil record”