Harrogate - Lecture, Lunch & AGM
The Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire welcomes you to join them for a short AGM, lecture by Evgenia Ilyinskaya titled "The drizzle burns my eyes and throat -the impact of volcanoes on the environment and health " followed by lunch.
- 11:00 am - Tea/Coffee
- 11:30 am - AGM
- 12:00 pm - Evgenia Ilyinskaya, “The drizzle burns my eyes and throat,” followed by Q&A
- 1:00 pm - Carvery or Vegetarian Lunch
About Evgenia Ilyinskaya, Volcanologist and Cambridge Gates Scholar
Evgenia is a University Academic Fellow at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. She is a volcanologist who researchers emissions of gases and aerosol particles from active volcanoes, which can have a profound impact on the environment, atmosphere, and health. She has worked on volcanoes across the world, including Iceland, Hawaii, Central America, and Antarctica. Evgenia grew up in Iceland where her interest in volcanism was ignited. She was a Cambridge Gates Scholar 2006-2010 where she did her PhD at the Department of Geography / Darwin College. She also discovered a passion for rowing during her time at Cambridge and competed in the Boat Race 2009.
Evgenia will share how being a Cambridge Gates scholar has shaped her career as a volcanologist and will showcase some of the latest research from volcanoes around the world – including the large eruption in Hawaii in 2018.
Over 800 million people live close to active volcanoes, where they can be exposed to multiple volcanic hazards. While some hazards are well recognized, such as ash-rich explosions which can ground air traffic, or pyroclastic flows which can bury cities, there is an ‘unseen’ environmental hazard posed by volcanic emissions of gas and aerosol which is under-researched and generally absent from risk management strategies. For example, the emissions from the Laki eruption in Iceland 1783-1784 led to the loss of 90% of Iceland’s livestock, while 20% of its population died from famine and disease.
If you would like to attend this event please contact the event organiser, Jenny Buck by Sunday 23rd February using the link below.