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Metamorphic Studies Group

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This is a joint specialist group of the Mineralogical Society and the Geological Society, and was inaugurated in 1981 to promote all aspects of field and laboratory studies relating to metamorphic rocks. Meetings on particular themes are held each year, and field excursions are organized periodically. In March of each year, an annual meeting is held on "Research in Progress" when short papers on all aspects of metamorphism are invited, and research students are particularly encouraged to participate. Further details about the group are available from the secretary, Dr Clare Warren at clare.warren@open.ac.uk


MSG Bursaries

Applications for student conference bursaries are now open.  Please see the attached rules and send the completed application form to Clare Warren (clare.warren@open.ac.uk ) for consideration.  Please note these bursaries do not cover fieldwork, only conferences and workshops. Awards are open to any postgraduate student studying at a UK or Ireland university. 

Group Research in Progress meeting

A forum for all metamorphic topics with particular emphasis on allowing PhD  and postdoctoral researchers to present their work.

Wednesday 15th March, Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN (no parking available on site).

Talks start at 10am, coffee from 9.30

Numbers limited to 80 attendees.

To be followed by the now-traditional Meta-Curry at a restaurant on the Cowley Road.

The RiP will be preceded (note the change of date!) on Tuesday 14th March by an EBSD workshop, aimed at PhD students and early career researchers.  Numbers limited to 40 attendees.  Start time 10am.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/zqtrhHyXRzWuiwjF2

Don't forget to start sending in your abstracts, which are due 28th February. The template can be downloaded from:

Accommodation and travel information to follow shortly - information will also be available on the MSG website at:


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