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1 March 2021

Staithes: an interesting place to pitch a tent for the weekend

Staithes: an interesting place to pitch a tent for the weekend. A couple and their child pitched their tent on the top of a landslide block

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4 February 2021

The White Cliffs of Dover chalk cliff collapse

The 3 February 2021 White Cliffs of Dover chalk cliff collapse in Kent, England, which was caught on a brilliant video.

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29 January 2021

An interesting example of coastal erosion at Happisburgh in Norfolk

An interesting example of coastal erosion at Happisburgh in Norfolk, driven by the recent rainfall from Storm Christoph

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1 June 2020

Eastchurch – a coastal landslide in Kent, SE England

Two coastal landslides at Eastchurch in Kent, SE England have caused serious damage to a house located close to the edge of the cliff.

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20 March 2020

Sinking ships to stop erosion

Sinking ships to stop erosion: the banks of the River Severn in England have been protected from landslides by sinking disused barges, creating a graveyard of old vessels

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11 June 2017

Landslides in Art Part 29: a Victorian view of Black Ven

Landslides in Art Part 29: a beautiful Victorian view of the famous Black Ven landslide complex in Dorset, southern England

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21 March 2017

Longdendale: dam building in an area of ancient landslides

The Longdendale dams in the Pennines of northern England were constructed in Victorian times in an area of large, ancient landslides. Unsurprisingly, considerable problems were encountered during construction.

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21 December 2016

The Folkestone Warren landslide toe weight structure

The massive toe weight structure protecting the railway line on the Folkestone Warren rotational landslide in Kent in southern England

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8 November 2016

Recent increases in the retreat rate of chalk cliffs in southern England

A new study published in PNAS has examined the long term retreat rate of chalk coastal cliffs in S. England, finding that the erosion rate has increased by an order of magnitude in modern times

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26 October 2016

Leaving the University of East Anglia

Today is my last day at the University of East Anglia before I take up my new role at the University of Sheffield next week

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