A little about Ken Weilding
Throughout my childhood, like many boys, I was absolutely fascinated by geology, dinosaurs and fossils. They really captured my imagination and I would spend many hours poring over books and imagining just how different the world was millions of years ago.
Decades later, after a career as a fundraising manager for national and local charities, I rekindled my passion for geology. I decided to take it seriously and gained a BSc Geosciences (Honours) Degree. I then went on to achieve a Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Geology, followed by an MSc in Earth Sciences and Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science. I am currently studying for my PhD (Geology) in Surface Features of the Moon.
During my time as a fundraiser, I developed excellent communication skills. I regularly gave presentations on the work of the charity to various organisations including both primary and secondary schools, the Rotary Club and The Women’s Institute.
I am also a fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the Yorkshire Geological Society and through these bodies, and others, I have enjoyed many geological field trips discovering interesting rock formations
and unearthing fossils.
In my spare time – which is at a premium due to running Rocks To Schools and studying – I enjoy astronomy and have constructed my own observatory at home that I use for studying and taking photographs of planets and deep sky objects. I am also a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
I am an Assistant Cub Scout Leader for my local pack and have taken part in many scouting activities over the years.