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Past Committee Members - We Need Your Help!

The VMSG committee is looking to build upon our 50th anniversary celebrations by building a more complete picture of the groups activities and contributions to science over the past 52 years. Part of this is chronicling those who have served on the committee at any point.

If you have served on the VMSG committee in the past, could you please contact Peter Marshall with the dates you were an active member and if you held any particular position?

Additionally if there are any group photos lying around, which you wouldn't mind being uploaded to the website, these would also be greatly appreciated.

With thanks in advance on behalf of the VMSG committee


June Newsletter

The latest newsletter is available for download.

Thanks to all those who have contributed. Enjoy!


2017 Joint Assembly

The University of Liverpool is pleased to announce the first Joint Assembly of the Tectonic Studies Group (TSG), Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) and the British Geophysical Association (BGA) to be held 4th - 6th January 2017. Please click on the photo for the first circular and further information.

Don't forget to follow us on twitter - @GeoLiv2017 - for the latest updates. #ComeTogether2017


Student Bursaries Available!

Dear Students!

VMSG awards bursaries of a maximum £300 for student researchers from the VMSG community to attend conferences and technical/field workshops.

The deadline for the next round of applications is the 1st June. For full details and to download an up-to-date application form (the new 2016 form) please go to the Student Bursaries page.


Call for VMSG Award Nominations

The VMSG committee are now accepting nominations for the prestigious VMSG Award to be presented at VMSG Liverpool in January 2017. If you know anyone who may be worthy of the award this year please think about a nomination. The deadline is 1st June 2016 and the nominee should fill the following criteria:

The VMSG Award is bestowed annually on an individual who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to our current understanding of volcanic and magmatic processes. Such a contribution will most likely be in the form of a paper or series of papers, although other forms of evidence (e.g. convening paradigm-changing workshops and conferences) will also be considered. There is no age or nationality limit and researchers at any stage of their career will be considered. The nominee should ideally be a part of the VMSG community, through participation in VMSG meetings and activities and/or interaction with other VMSG scientists. Current VMSG committee members are not eligible for nomination.

A nomination should be sent to the VMSG Secretary and consist of:


February Newsletter

The latest newsletter is available for download.

This edition contains a synopsis of the hugely successful VMSG 2016 conference, held in Trinity College Dublin, for those of you who unfortunately could not make the meeting, as well insights into how some of our student members have been utilising their VMSG bursaries. There is also a new section detailing recent PhD graduates in the VMSG community - well done to you all!


VMSG 2016 - Live!

VMSG 2016 is underway now! Check out the conference minsite for the schedule and any information you may need for the week ahead!

Check out the twitter feed @vmsg2016 and #VMSG2016 for live news of the conference.