Into the Volcanic Inferno

Feb 05 2019 11:30 - 12:30

East Dulwich Tavern, SE22 8EW London


Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old.

In June 2017, 15 scientists and BBC film crew travelled to Nyiragongo, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and home to the largest permanent lava lake on Earth. Posing a constant threat to the city of Goma, a settlement with more than 1 million people, Nyiragongo last erupted in 2002, and has been intermittently active ever since. In this talk Chris will describe the geology of this lethal, mysterious volcano and show footage and photography from the volcano summit and deep within the crater.

Professor Christopher Jackson is a geologist at Imperial College, London, UK. Having completed his PhD at Manchester in 2002 and then worked in the oil industry in Bergen, Norway, he moved to Imperial College in 2004 to pursue an academic career. Chris runs, cycles, and takes great pride in having helped keep his three daughters, Olive (7), Hazel (5), and Nora (2) alive for a combined total of 14 years…

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