The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group aims to facilitate discussion, in an inclusive environment, amongst researchers with interests in volcanology, igneous petrology, geochemistry and allied fields. We hold a large annual winter meeting, workshops and field trips, and keep in regular contact with the community via social media and a newsletter. Recent news and events are also posted below.

Recent News and Events

VMSG 2021 Meeting Location Announced (17/01/2020)

VMSG 2021 will be held in Manchester, and hosted by the University of Manchester petrology and volcanology group.

New VMSG Instagram Account (22/10/2019)

You can now follow VMSG on Instagram for recent news and events combined with beautiful volcanic and magmatic imagery.

VMSG announces new equality & diversity statement (15/10/2019)

We have announced a new ‘inclusivity’ statement, to emphasize our commitment to involving the whole community in all of our events.

Okay Geo-Twitter, the rocks out there are SURELY missing us, so let's show them some love! Pick one volcanic rock type to research and tell us your reason(s) why! 🌋

(We'll keep it simple for this round and do some other types in another poll 🙂) #geology #volcanoes #scicomm

When pahoehoe basalt lava 'inflates' it can form what looks like blisters, and when these split apart they reveal some interesting features.

These lavas are from the Skjaldbreiður shield #volcano in #Iceland.


Reading the historical record of volcanic eruptions to understand the collision of hazard, politics & social processes in eruptions large and small (think this is the free to read version)! ⁦@davidmpyle⁩

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