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Raspberry Shake with Professor Iain Stewart and Lucy Cotton

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On Tuesday 27th November, we were delighted to host a Raspberry Shake seismometer event with Professor Iain Stewart, UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society, and Professor of Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University, and Lucy Cotton from United Downs Deep Geothermal Power (UDDGP) project. The launch included a lecture given by Professor Stewart on the ‘Science of Earthquakes’ and an overview of UDDGP from the Project Geologist Lucy Cotton.

As we are one of the closest schools to the United Downs project, we were presented with a Raspberry Pi seismometer to monitor (minor) tremors, earthquakes or other vibrations of the earth. We have installed this in school and are very much looking forward to monitoring its real-time results - this is fascinating stuff for our GSCE Geography students and an exciting future for energy production in Cornwall!

Richard Lander School