On the edge of a Massive Massif

On the edge of a Massive Massif

I have lived in south-west France for 8 years, while completing several British university degrees, mostly around earth sciences and environmental studies – hence my semi-professional and unreservedly enthusiastic geological interest. Castres is famously ‘rugby country’ (at least amongst us aficionados); otherwise, these last ramparts of the Massif Central are little known, even by the … Continue reading

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Top 5 geological Eurovision songs – and the geological secret to winning the Eurovision Song Contest

There’s a little known fact about Eurovision.  One which, if followed to the letter, almost certainly guarantees a top two finish and probably a win.  Apply certain geological knowledge to the writing of an original three-minute slice of disposable pop and you could be the next Abba, or even Bucks Fizz! More on that later. First, … Continue reading