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.

It's now time to nominate people for some of our awards πŸ…! First up is the WIlly Aspinall award. This is for an outstanding paper on applied volcanology published within three years of the lead author being awarded a PhD at a university in the UK.

πŸ“’Know some fantastic scientists that deserve awards? πŸ…It's now time to nominate them. Here's a list of a few schemes for early and mid-career. Deadline for nominations close on 1st June! So get in there fast:

This year the Melts, Glasses, Magmas short course will be held online for free! More info at:

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