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Online Lapworth Lecture

Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Thursday 17 December 2020 (19:00-20:00)

Aerona Moore, Learning and Engagement Officer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology


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Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia

Ruiz Revisited: New Insights on Colombian Volcanoes

Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series

The eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia thirty-five years ago is remembered as one of the worst volcanic disasters in history. The events of that day not only changed lives forever, but led to a focus of study on Colombia's volcanoes to prevent such a disaster ever occurring again. David Cavell, who has spent his PhD studying the formation and history of Colombia's volcanoes, will take us through the deadly events of the 1985 eruption, the legacy it created in the study of volcanoes, and how this has led to new insights into the geological story of Colombia.

Speaker: David Cavell, University of Birmingham

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Please note: There is no charge for this online event.

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