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30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 613215
Y7-11 Absence Line: 01803 653 750

Can we forecast Volcanic Eruptions? TGGS Annual Christmas Science Lecture 2022

The Geology department is pleased to announce that next month on the 15th December, we shall have our second annual Christmas Science Lecture, given by Dr Peter Rowley who is a volcanologist at the University of Bristol – on the topic “Can we forecast volcanic eruptions?”. Peter has had a very busy career - after gaining his MSci Geoscience at Royal Holloway, he went on to attain a PGCE in Secondary Science at Brunel, before becoming a Teacher of Chemistry at Rydens School and Sixth Form, Surrey. Finding his true passion, he then went on to do a PhD Volcanology at Royal Holloway, specialising in pyroclastic density currents and granular flow, before working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Clermont Ferrand, France, developing new methods for simulating dense gas-fluidised pyroclastic density currents. Moving back to the UK, Peter became a Senior Scientific Officer at University of Portsmouth, helping run the Rock Mechanics Laboratory, and establishing a commercial specialist rock testing and training facility for the geotechnical industry. Following posts as a Lecturer in Geology at University of Hull and then as Lecturer in Geology at University of West of England, Peter has recently taken up his role as Lecturer in Volcanology at the University of Bristol. 

This will be incredibly useful for those studying Geology or Geography (or who intend to do so in the future), or indeed, anyone wanting to understand how science works – places are limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment. It is open to all students from year 7 through to year 13 and we look forward to welcoming you!

To book your place, please click on this link -

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