Free Taster Session in Geology & Gems at Penryn Campus, 28 August

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ever fancied learning more about geology and gems? This month anyone who has an interest in mining, minerals and gemstones has a chance to learn from an expert with a free ‘taster’ session delivered at Penryn Campus by an academic from the Camborne School of Mines on Tuesday 28 August from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Camborne School of Mines has been leading the way in mining for 125 years. Cornwall’s rich mining heritage continues to attract mining experts from across the world. The original teaching facility of Camborne School of Mines; King Edward Mine sits within our World Heritage Site area in Camborne. The Camborne School of Mines now runs from the Penryn Campus of Exeter University.

This taster day will include a fascinating lecture on Geology and Gems, a tour of the campus, two short talks from student services and finance and refreshments. All are welcome, but booking is essential.

This is just one of many free tasters and short courses currently being offered by the University of Exeter, as part of the Widening Participation in Education Project, Return to Learning, supported by the European Social Fund (ESF). Anyone who’d like to sign up is invited to contact

More information can be found on the Return to Learningpage of the University of Exeter website.