Forthcoming EIG Conference, Exeter : 2020

Wednesday July 8th - Friday 10th July (post- conference fieldtrips Saturday 11th July)

Conference venue is the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, EX4 4QG

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Venue: The Peter Chalk Centre.

The conference lectures will be hosted in the modern purpose designed conference building located close to the centre of the university’s Streatham Campus.

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Conference information and maps

As soon as more details of the conference are available to us the relevant information and links will appear here…

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Keynote Lecture


The prestigious Ansel Dunham lecture will traditionally open the conference proceedings, If you have a suggested candidate to be considered to deliver this much anticipated keynote lecture following the distinguished list of predecessors please contact Clive Mitchel,l EIG Secretary who can advise on the nomination and selection process.

The period for nominations has been extended to 30th April 2019, submissions should be sent via email to

1st Circular 2019

The first details of the 2020 Conference in Exeter were shared in the first circular of 2019, it includes a thank you from Durham and a short tribute to long-standing supporter and friend to EIG, Jackie Swift.

The Conference programme is expected to follow the same format as previous years with split sessions running covering the different themes and professional disciplines. The draft programme when available (expected in Spring 2020) will be published here.

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State-of-the-art lecture facilities will be available at the Peter Chalk Centre including the main lecture Theatre A, with a tiered seating capacity of 350. Accommodation will be provided on campus in the Holland Halls of residence, (see left).

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Conference chair

At the 2018 AGM the new EIG Conference Chair for Exeter 2020 was unanimously voted in. We would like to extend our congratulations to Teresa Brown (Mineral Commodity Geologist, BGS) and current EIG organising committee member / proceedings editor for volunteering to take on this important role. Teresa is the first female to be appointed as Chair in the EIG’s long history. The entire committee is looking forward to supporting her deliver the next conference, successfully. Teresa has been contributed invaluably to the smooth running of EIG over a number of years, well done, Teresa!.

Please read the full Message from the 2020 EIG Chair.

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Conference Fieldtrips

The Conference fieldtrip itinerary is in its infancy but pre-conference trips are hoped to include, amongst others; Torr works, Whatley Quarry, and post-conference visits to local Ball clay and China Clay operations. An extra day concentrating on local geology and mineralisation around Dartmoor is planned for Saturday 11th July.

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