Volcano Trickery: How to Survive a Volcanic Eruption

Saturday 10th March 2018

Dr Mike Cassidy

Volcano Trickery: How to Survive a Volcanic Eruption

This presentation brings together messy experiments, fascinating facts, incredible video clips and even some magic to help you understand one of the most remarkable and dangerous natural phenomena on earth. Will a volcanic landslide in the Canaries cause a mega-tsunami? What’s the likelihood of Yellowstone erupting soon? What makes a volcano erupt with such ferocity? And how do you pronounce Eyjafjallajökull? These are just some of the questions explored in this interactive show (including questions of your own of course). This talk will leave you with a much better grasp of how to survive the various hazards posed by an erupting volcano - should you ever find yourself in that position!

Saturday 10th March 2018 at 1:00pm at Our Lady's Abingdon

 

About Dr Mike Cassidy: I'm a NERC Independent Research Fellow based at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford and I research the causes behind whether volcanoes flow or blow. I grew up in East London, but have moved almost continuously to study and research in universities all over the UK, as well as in Germany and Mexico. My research has brought me to over 30 active volcanoes around the world, from North America to South America, and from the East Indies to the West Indies.

 

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