UK Geochemistry meeting to be held in St Andrews on March 27-28

The Research in Progress (RiP) meeting of the Geochemistry Group, a special interest group of The Geological Society of London and The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, is the only annual meeting held in the UK with geochemistry as its sole theme. We are now accepting abstracts for the 2018 meeting to be held at the Gateway Building at the University of St Andrews on Tuesday 27th March and Wednesday 28th March 2018. Submissions are welcomed from all aspects of geochemistry including, but not limited to, igneous and metamorphic geochemistry, aquatic or atmospheric chemistry, ocean geochemistry, cosmochemistry and isotope geochemistry.

Key speakers are:

Sian Henley (University of Edinburgh)
Frances Jenner (The Open University)
Darren Mark (SUERC/University of Glasgow)
Simon Poulton (University of Leeds)
Julie Prytulak (University of Durham)
David Wilson (Imperial College, Winner of the Agilent ECR Prominent lectureship 2017)
Aubrey Zerkle (University of St Andrews)

There will also be a keynote by the recipient of the Geochemistry Group postdoctoral medal (tbc). A public outreach talk, ‘A Geochemical History of Climate Change’, will be given by James Rae (University of St Andrews) at 6PM on Monday 26th March. Dedicated poster sessions will be held on both days and prizes will be awarded to the best student presentations for both talks and posters. Preference for oral presentations will be given to early career researchers (graduate students and postdocs), as this is an ideal opportunity to practise talks for larger international conferences later in the year. Students presenting their research at this meeting will automatically satisfy one of the application criteria for a travel bursary from the Geochemistry Group to present their work at future scientific meetings.

The cost of registration is £60, to be paid in advance through the University of St Andrews online store ( Registration includes lunch and refreshments on both days as well as an evening wine reception on 27th March.

For any further queries regarding this meeting, please contact

GGRiP Flyer 2018