Oliver Shorttle

Geologist

Easter: week 1

Essay

Answer either A or B:

[2017 Tripos] A) What evidence suggests that areas of regionally metamorphosed rocks may be related to former continental collision zones? Illustrate your answer using examples from the geology of Britain.

[2016 Tripos] B) The Pangaea supercontinent was assembled in late Carboniferous time and began to break up in the Triassic. Outline the evidence preserved in the rock record in and around Britain for this history of Pangaea.

Presentation topic

Divide up topics between the supervision group

  1. How is tectonics linked to climate on local and global scales?
  2. What evidence has been used to reconstruct the geological history of Britain?

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