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Annette McGrath – (Geology)

  • Trained geologist (BSc, MSc and PhD)
  • currently a lecturer for the University of York, setting up and running a new postgraduate distance learning course on ‘The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England
  • Has lectured to both undergraduates and postgraduates for Universities of Leicester and Derby
  • All of Annette’s courses utilise museum-grade geological specimens, petrological microscopes, thin sections and geological maps, many of which are kindly loaned by the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology
  • Has conducted fieldwork in this country and abroad
  • Published several geological walk booklets and books on geological, industrial and cultural heritage

With Annette’s expertise, Higham (itself in one of the major world areas of geological interest) now offers a range of Geology-based courses, some involving getting outside, but some staying indoors.

GSL-logo-endorsed-training-lowercaseWe are very proud to say that Annette’s courses at Higham have now been endorsed by the prestigious Geological Society. This is a significant achievement to have such a body recognising the integrity and value of what we are offering. As ever, it is due to the high standard of Tutor that we have been able to achieve this honour. This also reflects our commitment as a serious provider of true lifelong learning.

For those of you developing a really serious interest in Geology, Annette runs a Postgraduate Diploma at the University of York, part of the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
Annette’s Higham courses are an ideal first step towards formal academic study of this wonderful subject area. We are continuing to develop Geology courses with Annette’s expertise to satisfy both those who already know something and those new to the subject.

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING ANNETTE’S COURSES:
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“Annette was truly outstanding.”
“… an absolute tour de force”
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“Great course.”
“Course excellent in every way.  Subject material excellently organised and illustrated.”
“Level set was challenging but accessible too, irrespective of one’s amount of geological knowledge. Lecturer herself very accessible and open.”
“Excellent course and a wonderfully comfortable place to stay – thank you.”
“Brilliant course. Annette so good and interesting.”
“Another great course. Annette’s wealth of knowledge shared with us was amazing. Looking forward to the next course.”

November 2018

GEOLOGY – INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Talks and hands-on practical sessions. Study a museum-quality worldwide geological collection, scrutinise inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks with a microscope with maps and books to use. Visit Keswick Museum's selected geological specimens, plus John Ruskin's personal collection. Brief afternoon trip out (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness) N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day.Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

November 30th at 18:30 to December 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our country's rich and varied geological heritage on a journey over 3 billion years - also introducing the main concepts of Geology. Includes a trip out on Sunday exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness), and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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February 2019

GEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND

Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 8, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An indoor course with an optional very short trip out (in the free period) if the weather is OK. Scotland has had an extremely eventful geological history for a country of its size and this is reflected in its vast array of geological features. Come on this course and discover some of the oldest rocks on our planet. Ideal for those who've caught the geology bug! Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential:…

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