Professor Mike Searle was brought up in Oman since age 15 when his father worked for the oil company PDO (Shell). He did fieldwork for his PhD (1980) in Oman and has spent the last 30 years working almost every year on his own research projects with students and colleagues both in Oman and along the Himalaya in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Tibet. He has been at Oxford University since 1990 and is now Professor of Earth Science and a Senior Research fellow in Worcester college. He has published more than 220 papers, co-edited 5 books, written 2 books including 'Colliding Continents' (Oxford University Press) and appeared in 5 geological programmes for the BBC, Channel 5, History channel and others on the making of Everest and other Himalayan topics. He has also carried out fieldwork along the Himalaya, Karakoram, Tibet, Burma, Vietnam, Jordan, Syria and the Aegean islands, Greece.
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Q&A with Steve Race Award winning Wildlife Photographer
Q & A with Steve Race, the award-winning professional wildlife photographer who leads our Tigers of India photography tours. We caught up with Steve recently for a fascinating discussion about what makes these tours so special, and how his own passion for photography, and for India as a country, has developed over the years.Read more
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