Learning Zone from Geo Supplies
telephone 0114 245 5746   Fax: 0114 240 3405
location 49 Station Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield S35 2XE


Study Geology online at your own pace with expert support

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  • We offer a range of Geology courses aimed at adults and students. Courses are designed to encourage you to find out more about aspects of Earth science.

  • Many of the courses include live Zoom sessions.

  • The courses are supported by a forum intended to encourage lively dailogue with others undertaking the same course.

  • You can undertake the online course at your own pace but have the ongoing support of a tutor with comprehsive knowledge and experience of geology.

  • View the course details from the links on the right...
Online Learning Courses:
Enrol online HERE

Introduction to our distance learning courses

In Autumn and Winter we run distance learning courses that commence in Autumn and will be completed after a Christmas and New Year break in late January. This page is subject to change as new courses are added so please bookmark and revisit or keep up to date with our popular quarterly earth science magazine "Down to Earth".

Evening talks Winter 2024 (11-weeks)
Wednesdays at 7pm commencing in December for 11-weeks, hour-long live Zoom sessions
Each of the topics will be presented in a lively and entertaining style that feeds into the feeling of inclusivity and informality that are the hallmark of our work. Everyone is welcome to join us on the hour long live Zoom sessions.

Course timetable...
Listed below are the topics, that will be presented in the order shown.
10 Serpentine - what is it and what does it tell us?
17 The geology of the Spa Towns in the UK
24 Charles Lapworth - an amazing geologist
31 Geology along the Settle-Carlisle railway
14 Volcanoes - what’s been happening in Iceland recently?
21 Gideon Mantell - the UK’s first ‘dinosaur man’
28 The South Pennine Mineral Field - copper, lead & Blue John
6 The geology of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire
13 The rise and fall of a Lake District Wolfram Mine - Carrock Fell
20 The geology of the Island of Rum in the Inner Hebrides
27 Mapping England & Wales with William Smith

Each session costs £10.00 per person and you can sign up for each one individually or for all of the 2024 sessions - at the discounted price of £90.00.

Geology of the Geoparks Introduction (10-weeks)
10 hour-long live Zoom sessions
We are very lucky that the UK is 'home' to a total of 8 UNESCO World Geoparks and further to that are Geoparks outside that network.
They are all areas that exhibit outstanding landscapes and geology and with a fascinating story to tell.
Week by week we’ll be telling each of their stories, in the hope that during the summer months you might be able to get out and visit at least a couple of them.

The areas covered include:
The Northwest Highlands of Scotland
Lochaber (Scotland)
Geo Mon (Anglesey)
Fforest Fawr (Brecon Beacons)
English Riviera (Devon)
Abberley & Malvern Hills
Cuilcagh Lakelands (Northern Ireland)
North Pennines
Shetland Isles
Black Country (West Midlands)

The course fee is £70.00 for one person, or for two people studying together it is £90.00.
If you would like the additional materials in printed form, this is £20.00 extra.

General information

  • Have these courses your way! You can have them electronically, by email or Moodle or you can have printed sheets sent by mail.
  • Everyone is invited to a weekly live Zoom meeting for a presentation.
  • All courses are supported by a tutor, who is available online.
  • You can enroll via our online shop or by ringing us on 0114 245 5746.

Get in touch today with any questions / special requirements / bulk order requests etc.!
We are a ‘can do’ team of specialists!