Nicholas Barber, 4th Year PhD Student, tells us about his experience as a demonstrator for this summer’s first year field trip to Arran – the first since the pandemic started.
Covid-19’s impact has touched each and
every one of our lives. While the impacts of the pandemic have been
devastating, in a much smaller way Covid-19 has completely reshaped what it
means to study Earth Sciences at Cambridge. Traditionally, our students would
spend a week over the Easter holiday tramping through the bogs and heather on
the Isle of Arran – this would be their first taste of fieldwork and would be
“the best revision any Cambridge undergraduate could ask for.”
Continue reading “Arran 2021: reporting on the successes of running a field trip in Covid-times”
Grace Campbell is an earthquake geologist and remote sensing specialist in Arup‘s Natural Hazard and Risk Management Team.
After gaining a Master’s degree in Earth Sciences at UCL, Grace moved to Cambridge to study – firstly for an MPhil in Environmental Science and Remote Sensing at the Department of Geography, then moving to Earth Sciences to undertake a PhD on earthquake hazards in central Asia.
Grace has now worked at Arup for 5 years, and was recently recognised as one of 2021’s Top 50 Women in Engineering. We caught up with Grace in the following blog post and heard more about her work on natural hazard and risk management.
Continue reading “Cambridge seismology graduate named one of 2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering”
While many of my friends spent their summer vacation swanning off to remote corners of the world for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, I decided that it would be fun to spend August doing some lab work in Cambridge—I was actually pleasantly surprised.
Continue reading “Sifting through the sediment”