News Stone Farm Rocks 03.07.2023

First year A-level Geology students from Collyer’s recently took advantage of the excellent weather to spend two days in the stunning Sussex countryside. The group received specialist training in geological fieldwork techniques.


Dr Ian Carr, Collyer’s Head of Geology and Assistant Director of the Science Faculty, explained: “The training is part of the practical endorsement aspect of the course, as A-level Geology students are expected to do four days mandatory field work. The group thoroughly enjoyed learning how to record structural geology and sedimentological information on maps, field sketches and rock descriptions.”


The sessions were led by former Geological Society of London President, David Shilston, and local geologist Helena Griffiths. Dr Ian Carr was joined by Collyer’s Geology CSO Kirstie Mitchell.


Rob Hussey, Collyer’s Vice Principal (Curriculum) was delighted: “What an amazing trip! Huge thanks to David, Helena, Kirstie, and Ian for creating such a valuable educational opportunity for our geologists.”