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I am grateful to the following organisations for funding this project to date: University of Worcester (School of Science and the Environment Learning and Teaching Fund), the Quaternary Research Association, and the British Society for Geomorphology. Funding is used for travel, equipment and software.

I am also grateful to various individuals who have supported and encouraged my virtual fieldwork interests over the years. At Worcester, these include Ian Maddock, Heather Barrett, Alan Dixon, John Newbury, Mike Wheeler and Liz Davies-Ward. Ian and I have also benefited from collaboration and support from colleagues at the University of California at Davis, including Sarah Yarnell, Ryan Peek and Nick Santos.

I’d also like to thank my colleagues in IT for providing me with early access to a new WordPress server, fielding a number of technical queries, and generally providing excellent support.

Finally, thanks to all the wonderful students at Worcester for their feedback and good humour over many years.

Des McDougall
Worcester, UK.

Latest Posts

New virtual field trip – Deepdale, Lake District

Although new to this site, the Deepdale virtual field trip has been available to University of Worcester students since 2014. It’s a really interesting location, not least because of the fabulous moraines along the valley floor. For more information on Deepdale, see the Quaternary Research Field Guide to the Lake District (McDougall and Evans, 2015).

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New Moiry Valley virtual field trip

There is an updated virtual field trip for the Moiry Valley. This is one of the most popular sites on VR Glaciers, no doubt because of the spectacular landscape and the opportunity to step (virtually) onto the glacier. Since the original virtual field trip was developed, the glacier has undergone dramatic changes in its lower reaches.

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Dr Des McDougall (BSc, PhD, SFHEA)

I'm a Physical Geographer at the University of Worcester (England, UK). Interests include mountain glaciers, mountain geomorphology and Quaternary environmental change. I'm also interested in the use of virtual reality in teaching.

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