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Knowing when to let go

Rellie Goddard I have spent the last two weeks residing in the wonderful city of Durham where I was lucky enough to spend four years of my life completing first a BSc and then an MRes.  Now living in Oxford... Continue Reading →

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100 Journeys – Exploring the world as a PhD student

Isabelle Taylor Sometimes it’s easy to complain about being a PhD student. The low pay, the long hours, the repeated arguments with your computer/lab equipment. But PhD life is not all bad. After all, we get to do new and... Continue Reading →

Three things I learned during my last fieldwork trip

Kaja Fenn In June 2017 I travelled to Bulgaria and Romania to collect samples for my PhD. A month earlier I drove almost 1300 km across both countries in search of a perfect field site. And a year earlier I... Continue Reading →

Tales from the South Pacific: Huahine

Ashley Sendell-Price The island of Huahine (in fact two islands: Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti) is often described as the Garden of Eden, enticing tourists with its lush forested landscape, turquoise lagoons (pictured below) and white-sand beaches. Although I do agree that... Continue Reading →

Tales from the South Pacific: Mo’orea

Ashley Sendell-Price After a year of planning and 53 hours of travelling I arrived on Mo’orea; the first of five French Polynesian islands that I will be visiting over a two-month period as part of my DPhil. I am here... Continue Reading →

Doing a NERC REP

Ben Fernando Hello everyone! I’ve just started my PhD on the Environmental Research DTP in Oxford, and like most other people here I am funded by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). I’m not actually an Earth Scientist by... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Volcanologist

Name: Isabelle Taylor Age: 24 Year of Study: 2 Research Groups: I am part of the Volcanology research group in Earth Sciences and the Earth Observation group in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics. I am also part of NERC’s Centre... Continue Reading →

Meet the… metamorphic petrologist

Name: Anna Bidgood Year of study: 2nd Department: Earth Sciences Research group: The Hard Rock group What are you researching:  Continental subduction - specifically the India-Asia collision. How is a continent subducted? How does it return to the surface? And what processes occur during its... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Geologist

Name: Brooke Johnson Age: 34 Year of Study: 2nd Department: Earth Sciences Research Group: Chemical Sedimentology What are you researching: I am attempting to quantify the effects of fluctuating oxygen levels (aka unstable redox) in marine environments on the ecosystems within them them, over very long... Continue Reading →

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