Clive Oppenheimer | The Secret Life of Volcanoes
Sat 20 Apr 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cambridge Professor of Volcanology Clive Oppenheimer has an intimate relationship with volcanoes. His research reveals just how entangled volcanic activity is with human history. Combining science, history, and myth with a sense of adventure, join Clive to discover the sheer awe of working at the crater’s edge – from the most remote Saharan peaks to the lush islands of the Caribbean – and unearth interwoven tales of volcanic nature and humankind.
Venue: Old Divinity School
Duration: 1 hour
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Clive Oppenheimer is Professor of Volcanology at the University of Cambridge and an associate of the Etna volcano observatory. His research seeks to understand how volcanoes work and the impacts of their largest eruptions. Clive is also a filmmaker and made two documentaries with Werner Herzog (Into the Inferno, in 2016, and Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds, in 2020). He is the author of Eruptions that Shook the World (2011) and Mountains of Fire: the Secret Lives of Volcanoes (2023).