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Decolonising UK Earth Science pedagogy

From hidden histories of our geological institutions to inclusive curricula 

Research by Dr Rebecca Williams and colleagues

Team leader: Dr Rebecca Williams, University of Hull

Project partners:

  • Geological Society of London

  • British Geological Survey

  • Black in Geoscience

  • Diversity in Geoscience, UK

  • Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)


Addressing barriers to participation in the earth sciences is key to improving diversity.

Researchers will explore the unrecognised knowledge on which the foundational institutions of earth science are built.

By working with current students, academics and professional bodies, this project will seek to effect sector-wide change in discipline pedagogy and engage the public in a free geoscience exhibition.