Geography (Physical)

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Geography (Physical) at university.

A volcanic explosion

Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions (Physical Geography / Environmental Science)

A free virtual taster session for  students.

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Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.

When: Monday 15 November 2021, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC

Places are limited, book your place to avoid disappointment. 

Volcanoes are an enigmatic force of nature. Tom Pering will discuss the current state-of-the-art in volcanic science and volcano monitoring. Understanding the way volcanoes behave and how they are monitored is a key aspect in hazard assessment and eventually eruption forecasting. This session will explore:

  • Why some volcanoes are more explosive than others
  • Different styles of eruption
  • Different types of volcano   


Time Activity 
4:00pm Welcome & introductions
4:10pm Lecture
4:45pm Q&A

Prior reading task:

Watch this video which explores how different types of tectonic activity affect the chemistry and the character of volcanoes:

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