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Contact Details

Northumbrian Earth
The Old Reading Room
NE71 6XE

T: 01668 216066


Dr Ian Kille

Ian trained as a research geologist at Oxford and Imperial College, researching sheeted intrusions which form part of the volcanic complex on the Island Of Mull. He was raised (as a geologist) on the Jurassic rocks of the North Somerset coast and has maintained a life-long fascination with geology despite an intervening career in the telecommunications industry. Since moving to Northumberland in 2006 he has been actively involved with geological work, running walks for the Northumberland Coast AONB including the launch of their Geodiversity Action Plan in 2010, running talks and walks for local groups as well as setting up communinty training events.

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Interesting items

  • Northumberland Coast Rocks!

    Northumberland Coast Rocks!

    This project, which was completed during 2015 organised by the Howick Heritage Group and supported with HLF funding, delivered a book, some educational work with a local first and middle school and a series of walks and talks. In this section of geo-diversity resources you can have a look at the presentation given for the walks and talks as well as much of the material which was used in the educational work including lesson plans, activities and exercises.  There is also a handy guide to fossils to be found on the beach at Seahouses (and elsewhere on the coast).


  • "Ian is the Brian Cox of Northumbria's rocks"

    Ted Wheadon


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