Charlotte Slaymark – First Fieldwork Resident

Charlotte Slaymark is a climate scientist, working as a research technician in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. She has been doing a PhD part time and will be writing up the last of her research at Sweeney’s Bothy, during a two-week Fieldwork residency in March 2023.

Her PhD research is on climate change, specifically studying the past climate of the UK, to gain a better understanding of how the climate system works here. She uses radiocarbon dated lake sediments and the chemistry of the sediment to look at the conditions at the end of the last ice age. Most of her free time is spent building bikes or riding bikes and this Autumn she will be cycling the outline of the ice-field that was spread across Scotland, 12,000 years ago.

Charlotte studied chemistry at the University of Glasgow, worked for cycle charities for a few years and after a summer placement at SUERC (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre) in a research lab, sought out a job working in climate and environmental research.


Scotland Under Ice: climate change since the last glaciation 22,000 years ago
A talk by Charlotte Slaymark

Wednesday 22 March 2023
Eigg Community Hall

As part of her Bothy Project Fieldwork Residency, Charlotte Slaymark, climate scientist and PhD researcher at University of Glasgow will give a public talk about Scotland’s climate history. By exploring maps and photographs, Charlotte and the audience will look for evidence of the ice sheet that covered Scotland 22,000 years ago, and discuss how we can get climate information from the landscape.

This residency has been supported by the University of Glasgow.