Pro Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood discusses the foundations on which The Open University research is based with a focus on an interdisciplinary approach and the importance of collaboration with other higher education colleagues in the UK and internationally. Brigid also looks at the School of Excellence's collaboration with NASA and The Open University's global connections.
Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its origin, structure, processes and composition. This album features The Open University's Glynda Easterbrook and fellow geologist Tony Lee as they visit Northern Ireland to look at some amazing rock forms and some fascinating successions of different depositional environments. This material forms part of The Open University course S260 Geology.
Pro Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood discusses the foundations on which The Open University research is based and how this research is fundamental for the vision of the future.
Intro to album, as per album description.
The Open University's Glynda Easterbrook visit's Giant's Causeway, a rock formation which is the result of a volcanic eruption and Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction.
What is an interbasaltic horizon? Geologist Tony Lee investigates this fascinating geological feature.
What are the similarities between a volcano and a bottle of cola? This simple experiment explains all
Explore the variety of rock types in this geological excursion along the Causeway Coast.
There are many types of rock on the Antrim Coast. Chalk is one of the most interesting. Discover its secrets: microfossils, flints and much more.
Glynda Easterbrook of The Open University heads into the field to examine granite, one of the most beautiful igneous rocks.
Geologist Tony Lee reveals the hidden stories locked into the features of sedimentary rocks.
Did you know rocks are far from solid? Discover how the internal matrix of rock is formed.
Fieldwork is an important and fun part of geology. Explore large-scale geological investigation with this look at rock layers and deposits.