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Lessons from a restless caldera: studying the past, present and future of volcanic activity at Santorini volcano, Greece

March 22, 2024

Professor Tamsin Mather

Tamsin Alice Mather MAE is a British Professor of Earth Sciences at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford and a Fellow of University College, Oxford. She studies volcanic processes and their impacts on the Earth’s environment and has appeared on the television and radio.

YMS are pleased to welcome the return of Professor Tamsin Mather who will look at how volcanologists understand past eruptions and their patterns using the example of Santorini archipelago. She will discuss how we combine information from high tech ground and space based sensors with historical records to build up a picture of past volcanic behaviour and future hazards.  

Volcanoes are spectacular natural phenomena. Earth has experienced volcanism since its beginnings and observing a volcanic eruption is a truly primeval experience. Volcanoes have shaped our planet and have been key in creating and maintaining its habitability. However, they can also be deadly natural hazards and are implicated in some of the greatest environment crises in Earth’s history, such as mass extinction events.

Join us in the library from 7pm for drinks.  Meeting starts at 7.30pm followed by supper if booked.
Two course meal with wine – £25 per head – please book your supper before Tuesday 19th March 2024.
This meeting will be face to face in the York Medical Society rooms and also shared via Zoom.
Please confirm your preference for in person or virtual attendance and if you want to join us for supper afterwards.

For bookings contact yorkmedicalsociety@gmail.com or use the booking button below.

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March 22
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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