School of GeoSciences


Discover the background of the School.

The School of GeoSciences was formed on 1 August 2002 by the merger of the former Institute of Ecology and Resource Management, the Department of Geography, the Department of Geology and Geophysics, and the Institute for Meteorology.

A History of the School of GeoSciences

The School’s constituent parts have had a long history within the university, most dating back to the early nineteenth century.

Birthplace of the GeoSciences

A number of well known scientists with an Edinburgh connection have influenced the development of the Geosciences.

Cockburn Museum

The Cockburn Geological Museum

John Murray

Sir John Murray (1841-1914) - Founder of Modern Oceanography

High School Yards

History of the south-eastern part of the old walled City of Edinburgh.

High School Yards

Our newest building

Opened in Sept 2013, a brilliant new addition to the High School Yards.

ECCI website