2018 Open Day #1

2018 Open Day #1

Details
Venue

Department of Earth Sciences
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3AN

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Date
Wed 27th Jun 2018
Cost
Free
Time
10am - 4pm
Booking required
No

Attending an Open Day gives you a chance to tour the teaching areas in the department; talk to students, lecturers and tutors and attend talks and demonstrations illustrating aspects of our undergraduate course and the research which unpins it.

Across the University, visitors are encouraged to schedule subject-based visits in the morning, and college visits from lunchtime, though we are open for tours all day, and offer a repeat session of the main talk in the afternoon.

Timetable

10:00-11:00   Talk: Introduction to Earth Sciences – Find out more about Earth Sciences, how the course is taught at Oxford, and what careers might be available in the future.
11:00-11:30    Talk: The Fly in the Ointment – St Hugh’s Tutorial Fellow Erin Saupe talks about finding fossils in amber: what we find, how we study them, and what they tell us about the past.
11:30-12:00   Talk: Exploring Volcanoes – Find out more about the work of a volcanologist: from collecting and analysing samples to understanding and mitigating the potential impact of future eruptions.
15:00-16:00   Introduction to Earth Sciences (Repeated from 10am) – Find out more about Earth Sciences, how the course is taught at Oxford, and what careers might be available in the future.

10:00-16:00   Tours, displays and informal chats with students and tutors available throughout the day.

(Please note, this may be subject to change)

Open days are free, and there is no need to book for events in our department. Other departments may require bookings, or run on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend using the main University Open Days site for advice on other events during the day.

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