CMG Jubilee Meeting 2022

In 2022 the Clay Minerals Group (CMG) will celebrate a Jubilee Anniversary, 75 years of continued research exploring the wonderful world of clay.  In this year, a special Research in Progress meeting will be held to celebrate past and recent advances in clay mineralogy.  We invite abstracts on any topic of pure and applied research in clay science and technology and in particular from early career researchers and PhD students.

Please note that it is planned that the meeting will be in-person, but we will run a facility for online attendance alongside, i.e. a hybrid meeting. Covid-19 permitting, it would be wonderful to see clay friends, old and new, in London, and we welcome those who cannot attend in person to join us via Zoom.

Abstract Deadline: 17th April, 2022
Registration Deadline: 17th April, 2022
Meeting Dates: 25-26th May, 2002

Flett Lecture Theatre, The Natural History Museum, London, UK (

Day 1 (10am – 6pm, 25th May, 2022) will include invited eminent speakers and a poster session.  An evening conference dinner will also be held.
Day 2 (26th May, 2022) will be dedicated to the research of PhD students and Early Career Researchers, with prizes for best student poster and oral presentation.

A detailed programme of meeting events/presentations will be distributed soon after registration end date.


  • Dr Claire Fialips (TotalEnergies); title to be confirmed.
  • Professor Chris Greenwell (Durham University), Chemistry between the sheets – the happy marriage of computer simulation and experimental methods in clay science.
  • Professor Steve Hillier (The James Hutton Institute); title to be confirmed.
  • Professor Christopher Jeans (University of Cambridge), How to survive as a clay mineralogist!
  • Mr Simon Kemp (British Geological Survey); A historical review of the CMG.

Online registration will open here shortly.

Modest registration fees will be charged of both in-person and online delegates.

Delegates are responsible for organising and paying for their own accommodation.

A conference dinner is planned for the evening of the 25th May, 2022.  This will be charged separately from the registration fee. Further details to follow.

Please make enquiries via email to Francis Clegg ( or Kevin Murphy (