A Geologist’s Christmas Carol

Back in the depths of the Little Ice Age, lived a cruel, cold-hearted man called Professor Ebenezer Lapworth. Ebenezer owned a geotechnical engineering firm called ‘Scrooge’s Slope Stabilisation’ and employed a significant workforce. However, his employees worked for pittance; they had no holidays for fossiling and defiantly NO coal in their stockings! The Black Country [...]

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Digging for decorations

Excitement is building for the big day, you wake up every morning thinking its time to rush down and open presents. Letters are flooding to the North Pole, advent calendars are opened every morning and Christmas songs are sang when you think nobody is listening (and that’s just the adults!). At this time of year, [...]

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Twas the night before Christmas

  Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a fossil was forming, not even a woodlouse, The sample bags were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that a Geologist would soon be there.   Out of the house arose such a clatter, I grabbed my rock hammer to see [...]

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