Bethan Davies

I am a glaciologist and glacial geologist at Newcastle University. I wrote and developed the website as part of an ongoing commitment to outreach, education and research impact. Read more about me at

Academic Diary II

Day 2 Today is another day in the office. On office days I’m usually busy with meetings, teaching, emails and administration. I try and keep a couple of days clear a week for more thoughtful work, and try and work from home, but it’s not always possible. 0800: I’m in the office bright and early, …

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Academic Diary I

Day 1 This is an example of one typical day at work for a mid-career academic. This semester I’m teaching a couple of undergraduate courses, a postgraduate course, and teaching a field class abroad. I’m supervising 5 PhD students and 1 MRes student, and am currently Director of Research and REF2029 lead for the Department …

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Ida Pfeiffer Professor 2024

The University of Vienna is now advertising again two Ida Pfeiffer Professor positions. The application deadline is the 8 March 2024. The specialist focus is on Cosmos and Earth. Employment period should be the beginning of September 2024 to the end of February 2025. Please circulate in your networks!

Installation of AWS, Glaciar Universidad, Chile

In December 2023, Bethan Davies, Owen King and Jeremy Ely travelled to Santiago, Chile, to meet up with our colleagues Juan Luis-Garcia and Claudio Bravo from Chile. Our goal was simple: to install an automatic weather station (AWS) adjacent to Glaciar Universidad in the Central Andes, some 6 hr drive from Santiago. Glaciar Universidad is …

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Activity report, AntarcticGlaciers, June 2022-June 2023

Dear readers, I felt that it was an appropriate time for a brief report on users of AntarcticGlaciers in the last year. This deep dive into Google Analytics helps me and my colleagues to see where the traffic comes from, and how best to target the traffic to ensure the peak usability. It is useful …

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PhD in glaciology advertised (2023 entry, now closed)

Dear all, please note applications are now closed for this post. I am advertising a PhD in glaciology at Newcastle University, with the One Planet DTP. Projects are funded, with research expenses, and are open for students to develop in line with their own interests. I have advertised a potential project here, please get in …

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