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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 & Magmatic Studies Group runs two bursary schemes for student researchers to attend & present at conferences & international workshops. 

Bursaries are awarded up to a maximum of £300The next deadline is 1 June for the bursary period 1st August - 31st January.



Sally Gibson (Cambridge)


Dr Richie Brown (Durham)


Dr Vicky Smith

Student Rep

Rebecca Astbury

Web editor

Peter Marshall

Ordinary members

    Sam Engwell (BGS)
    Jackie Kendrick (Liverpool)
    Mike Cassidy (Oxford)
    Mike Branney (Leicester)
    George Copper (Durham)
    John Millett (Newsletter)
    Sami Mikhail (Social Media) (St Andrew's)