Geology in a cemetery near you (Headington)

22 October, 11:00 am

1 hourPWYD

Tour | Environment & Nature, Geology, History

Geology in a cemetery near you (Headington)

Headington Municipal Cemetery, Dunstan Road, Headington, OX3 9BY

An urban cemetery is a great place for amateur, student or professional geologists 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 an Oxford cemetery. You’ll never look at cemeteries in the same way again.

Spaces are strictly limited and booking is essential.

Suitable for teenagers and adults. The walks are not intended for young children, but any that do come must be accompanied by an adult.

These walks include walking over rough ground, please wear sensible walking shoes. There is no wheelchair access.

Nina Morgan is a geologist, science writer and Honorary Associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). She has a DPhil in Geology and writes about a wide range of science and technology subjects, including a regular columns about the history of geology for Geoscientist magazine (the membership magazine of the Geological Society of London), and contributes blogs to the OUMNH website.

Philip Powell is a former curator of geology and an Honorary Associate at the OUMNH. He has special interests in fossils, building stones and local geology and is the author of The Geology of Oxfordshire, published by Dovecote Press.

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Headington Municipal Cemetery, OX3 9BY