Category Archives: academic life

What the kids are interested in these days

One of the courses I teach at Kent is an introductory geology course called ‘Earth Dynamics’. In my first lecture of term last week, I gave my new class a brief survey to get an idea of their previous exposure … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, teaching

The start of a complicated – but exciting – summer

With family on both sides of the Atlantic, the Allochthonous family always faces the prospect of a complicated summer, but this year we decided that we needed an additional science leg in the Pacific North West, and that we need … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, bloggery, by Anne, photos

March Meanderings

It’s been another month of fascinating scientific adventures for your resident hydrologist. It all began at the end of February, when I travelled to La Crosse, Wisconsin to the Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium, which was a really stimulating and … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, conferences, geomorphology

Scenic Saturday: Echoes of Mary Anning

On March 9th, 1847, the world lost a great scientist to breast cancer. She was poor, lacked formal education, and practiced a minority religion, but she had a keen eye and mind that helped see things that others couldn’t and … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, fossils, Mesozoic, outcrops

The diminishing returns of lecture preparation

It seems that like so many other things, lecture preparation expands to take up the time available. Continue reading

Categories: academic life, teaching