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Dr Simon Drake

Associate Lecturer (B)

Responsibilities: Library

Contact details

Please note: I am a part time lecturer and only work Thursdays. I will endeavour to respond to emails promptly. However, any general degree queries, distance learning queries, and finance related queries, that are not Introduction to Geology or AFT1 specific please contact the distance learning tutor Mr Steve Hirons ( in the first instance.

tel: 0203 073 8024
Room 602 Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX (in Thursdays)

Twitter: @drakesimon11

Research and teaching highlights

Halt to online sale of rocks discovered by Birkbeck team [September 2018]

More about the Paleocene meteorite hit on Skye Geoscientist Magazine April, 2018

Discovery of a meteorite impactite layer at the base of the Paleocene lavas, Isle of Skye, NW Scotland. Geology.
Impact and interest in this paper.

BBC Radio Scotland interview about the paper with Ken McDonald - you need to login to BBC iPlayer to access this recording. The interview starts around 44.15 mins and the content is time-limited, unavailable after January 13.

Related news stories:
Geologists discover 60-million-year-old meteorite impact
[Birkbeck News, December 2017]
BBC news story: 60 million-year-old meteorite impact found on Skye


Birkbeck Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship Award for Simon Drake [News, February 2014]

Dr Simon Drake in The Cullins on the Isle of Skye looking for meteorite impact deposits.