Calendar of Events

Wednesday 20 May at 8pm - Monitoring Active Volcanoes: lessons from New Zealand, a talk on volcano monitoring, monitoring in New Zealand, and volcano tourism by Dr Geoff Kilgour – Volcanology Scientist, GNS Science, New Zealand  - live from New Zealand and Dr James Hickey –  Lecturer in Geophysics and Volcanology, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter – live from Falmouth.  This will be followed by a Q&A.

Wednesday 17 June at 7pm via Microsoft Teams -   Women in Mining -  Hester Claridge.  Originally from Cornwall, Hester is a recent graduate from the University of Leicester, with a BSc in Geology. Her previous experiences include internships with exploration companies such as Cornish Lithium Ltd. Hester after completing her degree now works full time in her current role as an exploration geologist at Cornish Lithium Ltd and Committee member of Women in Mining and Women in Geothermal

Wednesday 16 September at 7pm via Microsoft TeamsRowan Halkes, a Cornwall School of Mines Graduate Research Assistant, will introduce us to the mining links between Saxony & Cornwall over the centuries.  Find out more about Rowan here

Wednesday 21 October at 7pm via Zoom - Drilling Back Through Time into the Jurassic Earth and Solar System. Stephen Hesselbo, Professor of Geology, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter and project lead for the JET project.

The JET project is a multimillion pound science research project funded by the International Continental Scientific Drilling Programme and the Natural Environment Research Council involving >50 geologists, palaeontologists and geochemists from more than 10 countries. The project is about to enter its most exciting phase as it starts a new deep drill hole through one of the world’s best preserved Jurassic rock sequences at Prees in Shropshire.  The cores will reveal new information on the life, climate and solar system 200-175 million years ago.  (

Wednesday 18 November at 6pm via Zoom  (see below for link to join meeting) - The British Geological Survey Collections, Dr Mike Howe, Head - National Geological Repository, British Geological Survey. The National Geological Repository (NGR) is the largest collection of UK geoscience samples, and an integral part of the British Geological Survey at Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. Its unique collections of borehole cores and samples, fossils, rocks and other samples and related subsurface information from the UK are used extensively by industry, research, and teaching. Amongst the holdings is the collection of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall.

If you would like a practice session on Tues 17th November  at 6pm, please contact Beatrice Kerno at as soon as possible, so that arrangements can be made. 

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