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Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Upcoming Department Seminars and Events:

International Women's Day: Earth Sciences - The Anne Isabella Milbanke Lecture

Tuesday 3rd March 2015, 9:00am, CG85 (downstairs from Chemistry 'red greenhouse'), 9am, Dr. Joyce Neilson

New Kīlauea volcanic health hazard study

A new study to examine how people who live downwind of Kīlauea Volcano cope with volcanic gas emissions, or vog, is currently underway. Led by Dr. Claire Horwell, the study is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Read the press release here.

(18 Feb 2015) » More about New Kīlauea volcanic health hazard study


Newly Published book by Earth Sciences Senior Lecturer

Introducing Sedimentology by Durham University Earth Sciences Senior Lecturer Stuart Jones is a newly published book from Dunedin Academic Press and is the latest addition to their Geology and Earth Science book collection.

(20 Jan 2015) » More about Newly Published book by Earth Sciences Senior Lecturer


Tectonic Studies Group Student Success

Two Earth Sciences PhD students were awarded prizes for their contributions at this year's Tectonic Studies Group annual meeting in Edinburgh.

(20 Jan 2015) » More about Tectonic Studies Group Student Success


Prof Mike O’Hara

It is with great sadness that we learned this week that Professor Mike O’Hara passed away on 24 November 2014. Mike was an Honorary Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham and was a huge influence on many generations of petrologists and geochemists around the world. Professor Emeritus David Rickards (Cardiff University) kindly allowed us to post this obituary of Mike.

(28 Nov 2014)



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Department of Earth Sciences,
Durham University,
Science Labs,
Durham DH1 3LE

Tel: +44 0191 3342300
Fax: +44 0191 3342301
E-mail: earth.sciences @durham.ac.uk

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