Undergroundology at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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The rain held off, the sun came out and we had a great afternoon of volcano fun outside Oxford’s Museum of Natural History. Our volunteers were kept busy all afternoon, as hordes of people came to find out what ‘undergroundology‘ was all about. Outside, in the shadow of the silent London Volcano, there were multiple […]

Living under the volcano

What is it like to live through a volcanic eruption? What happened to the place you call home? And how did the experience affect you, your family and friends, and everyone else in the neighbourhood? In a set of three wonderful new films made for the STREVA project, Vincentians talk about the moment in April 1979, when […]

London Volcano Day 2: Tuesday May 6, 1902.

Chateaubelair with the Soufriere in the background. Photo by T A Jaggar, from an article written after the eruption 'field notes of a geologist in Martinique and St Vincent'

The events of Tuesday May 6 1902 have been documented in great detail by Anderson and Flett, in their report on the 1902 eruption. The day began very clear, and the whole lip of the crater could be seen from the south-west side (Chateaubelair to Wallibu). Reports were coming in to suggest that the Soufriere […]

Day 1 Recap

Our model of La Soufriére exhibiting precursory eruptive activity

Today was an excellent day at the Natural History Museum! We had a really great time with school groups and museum visitors, and many successful bin bangs. One of the highlights of the day was working with schoolchildren to assess volcanic risk around the volcano. We asked, “If you lived near a volcano, where would […]

London Volcano Day 1: Monday May 5, 1902

Photo of the crater lake, St Vincent, prior to the 1902 eruption. Image from the eruption report by Anderson and Flett, 1903.

Today’s update on the London Volcano takes us back to May 5, 1902. It had been 90 years since the last eruption, in 1812, and the crater of the Soufriere of St Vincent was now filled with a lake. Until 1901, there had been little to notice about the state of the volcano. Then, in February and […]

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