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Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2018

Prize lecture


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2018 delivered by Professor Tamsin Mather.

The Royal Society

Tamsin Mather is a volcanologist and Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, UK where she has been on the faculty since 2006. 

She took an undergraduate Masters degree in Chemistry and a Masters degree in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge. After a year working in Germany and then Brussels doing a placement for the European Commission, she returned to Cambridge completing a PhD on the atmospheric chemistry of volcanic plumes and their environmental effects in 2004. 

Since then her research has broadened to explore the diverse ways in which volcanoes interact with Earth's environment, the processes driving volcanic unrest and eruption processes and the hazards they pose. Before joining Oxford she was a Research Council Fellow at the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, and a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow. 

In 2008 she was a UNESCO/L’Oréal UK & Ireland Women in Science awardee; she won Philip Leverhulme prize in 2010 and was UK Mineralogical Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2015/16. She is deputy director of the NERC Centre for Observation & Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tectonics, an editor of Earth and Planetary Science Letters and sits on NERC Science Board.

The lecture will be webcast live and the video recording will be available shortly after the event.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Doors open from 18:00, and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Live subtitles will be available
  • British Sign Language interpretation will be available on request. Please let the Events team know if you plan to attend at least two weeks before the event
  • This event may be popular, and entry cannot be guaranteed
  • Travel and accessibility information

The award

The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is awarded annually and is made to support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2018 is awarded to Professor Tamsin Mather on the basis of her achievements in the field of volcanology, her ability to communicate with the public and her imaginative project proposal.

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Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2018

Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2018 delivered by Professor Tamsin Mather.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK