Benjamin David Brooks
I'm a Graduate Geologist of the University of Southampton, England. Having been brought up in Dorset near the palaeontologically famous town of Lyme Regis my interest in Geology and Palaeontology is pretty much a given! This in turn means I love higher education, museums and institutions... a day in a Natural History Museum is never a dull one!
Outside of my studies and work at the UK Met Office I enjoy expeditioning and hiking, rock climbing, rifle shooting and flying.
I'm also somewhat of a social media and internet citizen and love investigating how new media tools can be used to enhance the spread of knowledge, debate and conversation. As part of this obsession with new media I maintain a couple of blogs and a personal website. I also write for the local student newspaper, put up video shorts on science subjects and generally muck about on the internet!