VOLCANOES:FROM FUMING VENTS TO EXTINCTION EVENTS – PROF TAMSIN MATHER
Prof. Tamsin Mather
Volcanology research at University of Oxford
Geochemical Fellow and an elected member of the Academia Europaea Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute (the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence) for the year 2021-22
Chair of the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (a joint special interest group of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland & The Geological Society of London)
Fellow of the University College of Oxford
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.
Professor Mather will explore some of the different types of volcanic activity that we see on present-day Earth and have seen over our planet’s geological history. She will discuss how lessons learnt sitting on the edge of an active volcano today can give us insights into some of the enigmas surrounding the most profound environmental changes in geological history including mass extinction events.
Professor Mather has an interest in and will also touch on our links to the ophthalmic surgeon and vulcanologist Dr Tempest Anderson who resided at 23 Stonegate during his life.
Join us in the library from 7pm for drinks. Meeting starts at 7.30pm followed by supper if booked.
Two course meal with wine – £22 per head – please book your supper before Tuesday 15th March 2022
This meeting will be face to face in the York Medical Society rooms and also shared via Zoom.
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