The Calvert Armstrong Memorial Fund for 2015 has been awarded to Emily Bamber
As part of her Independent Mapping Project, Emily will spend 5 weeks in the field, investigating the geological history of the Snowdonia area in North Wales. This involves studying the volcanic and associated sedimentary and tectonic processes in an ancient (Ordovician) arc-related volcanic system. Emily will examine the sequence of welded ash flow tuffs and marginal basin sediments associated with the Tryfan anticline covering an area of approximately 20km2. Snowdonia is also a classic area in which to study glacial landforms and deposits resulting from the last ice age and the bedrock geology is well exposed by ice erosion that occurred during this time.