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Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group

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The VMSG exists to promote and advance the study of physical volcanology, igneous geochemistry and petrology, volcano geophysics and related subjects by:

  • Stimulating wider interest in volcanic and magmatic processes
  • Facilitating the exchange of information between members of the Group and with others working in similar fields of interest 
  • Convening meetings, workshops, seminars and field visits on themes of interest to Group members 
  • Publications 
  • Encouraging research, teaching and practical application

The minutes of the latest AGM may be found on the VMSG website.

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VMSG student bursaries

The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group runs two bursary schemes for student researchers to attend and present at conferences and international workshops. Bursaries are awarded up to a maximum of £500.

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Executive committee


Prof Tamsin Mather – University of Oxford
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Dr Sami Mikhail – University of St Andrews
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Dr Sebastian Watt
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Ordinary members

Dr James Hickey (social media) – University of Exeter

Prof Jenni Barclay (newsletter) – University of East Anglia

Dr George Cooper (field trips) – University of Durham

Dr Jackie Kendrick (awards) – University of Liverpool

Dr Sam Engwell – British Geological Survey

Dr Mike Cassidy – University of Oxford

Jess Puggsley (student rep) – University of Aberdeen