"Camborne School of Mines’ brilliant alumni network and indisputable reputation in the industry have the best possible start after leaving University.”

Kasia Drinkwater, 2014

Camborne School of Mines is a world-class mining school, rich in history and culture for over 125 years. We provide academic education and professional training for our many students throughout their studies and offer a number of unique and innovative programmes designed for individuals working within the extraction industry. Our research covers a range of geoscience subjects, and focuses on many key areas including intelligent mining, efficiency and safety, critical metals and sustainable mining. We have a long history of successful partnership with industry, playing a vital role by providing innovative solutions to global energy, natural resource and environmental issues.

Prof Kip Jeffrey - Head of Camborne School of Mines

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Research seminars

All welcome to attend

Spring Term (Jan – March 2017)

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Title
18th January Dr Gawen Jenkin


University of Leicester

Exchange Seminar Red

13:00 –14:00

Novel environmentally-friendly ore processing techniques using deep eutectic solvents      

Friday 27th January 

MSA Distinguished Lecturer

Prof Daniela Rubatto University of Bern

DM Lec A


Fast and furious or slow and steady: subduction recycling and crustal melting


1st February 

Virginia Bailey Anglo American

Exchange Seminar Red


 Improving operational drill and blast through the application of technology
8th February Dr Marie Edmonds University of Cambridge

Exchange Seminar Red


The role and behaviour of exsolved volatiles in magma reservoirs
15th February Dr Robin Shail  CSM

Exchange Seminar Red


The geological setting of the Hemerdon W-Sn deposit
22nd February Dr Simone Schopf Technical University of Freiberg

ESI Trevithick room


 Bioleaching for the winning of strategic elements – an academic view
1st March Dr Alison Rust University of Bristol

Exchange Seminar Red


How volatiles escape from magma 
8th March Prof Carrie Lear   Cardiff University

Exchange Seminar Red


Proxy records of a dynamic cryosphere: the role of feedbacks in the climate system 
15th March Dr Emilia Skrzypek University of St Andrews

Exchange Seminar Red


When does a mine become a mine? A case study of the Frieda River Project