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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
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.
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
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
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
13 August 2016
Freshwater: a nice landslide video from the Isle of Wight
Freshwater, Isle of Wight Isle of Wight Radio has a nice video, taken by a walker on the beach at Freshwater, of a cliff collapse event. The video was uploaded onto Facebook by Phil Baldwin, who was collecting fossils on the cliff face. ITV News has a nice report that provides more detail about what happened. Phil Baldwin has also uploaded some images of the aftermath of the landslide onto …
3 August 2016
Collapse of the Lord’s Rake boulder in the English Lake District
Earlier this week it was reported that the Chockstone, a famous wedged boulder on the Lord’s Rake in the English Lake District, has collapsed
9 January 2016
The Farnley Haugh landslide in Northumberland, northern England
Farnley Haugh landslide in Northumberland, northern England has caused an indefinite closure of the railway line between Carlisle and Newcastle.
6 January 2016
Landslides in Art Part 24 – Mary Buckland
In the latest installment in the Landslides in Art Series, I examine the engravings of the Bindon landslide by Mary Buckland
10 December 2015
Landslides triggered by Storm Desmond in the UK last weekend
Storm Desmond brought record-breaking rainfall to Cumbria and Scotland this weekend, causing extensive landsliding across a large area.