MSG RiP Meeting 2019

We can now announce more details about this year’s RiP Meeting, including that registration is open as of TODAY!

See the poster below, read full details here, and register here.


Looking forward to seeing you there!

The MSG Committee


MSG RiP Meeting 2019

We are excited to announce that the MSG 2019 Research in Progress Meeting will be held on Tuesday 5th March at the University of Portsmouth. 

Save the date and look out for further information on this website and on our Twitter page!

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The MSG Committee.


Accommodation in Oxford

We have compiled a list of places to stay in Oxford that may be useful for people coming to the Annual meeting and/or the EBSD workshop.

The metacurry will be taking place at Yeti restaurant on Cowley road on the 15th March (after the conference). The easiest premier inn* to get to (by bus) is the one by the Oxford business park at the end of Cowley road, by the ring road.

Accommodation by the ring road (cheaper)

*Premier Inn Oxford (£76 pn)

Travelodge Peartree (by park and ride) (£51)

Travelodge Abingdon road (£72 pn)

Jury’s Inn Oxford

B&Bs on Cowley road (or adjacent iffley road, walking distance of dinner)

Athena guesthouse

Artist’s cottage

Cherwell guesthou8se

Manor house hotel

Acorn guesthouse

Heather house

The terrace

Browns guesthouse

Pine castle hotel

Accommodation in town centre

University rooms:  (~£65 pn)


Other Hotels and B&Bs

Holywell B&B (£120 pn)

Lintern lodge Best Western Hotel (summertown) (~£100 pn)

Star B&B (£110 pn)

White house view guest house (£77 pn)



The date of the EBSD workshop has been changed to the 14th March. Places are still available for the workshop, and Abstract submission for the MSG meeting (on the 15th Match) is ongoing unit the 28th Feb. 

See you in Oxford!


Abstract Deadline for the 2017 MSG meeting at Oxford (see below) is 28/02/2017.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford!


It’s that time again, aficionados of the metamorphic arts!

The 2017 Metamorphic Studies Group meeting will be held at The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford on the 15th March. Following the meeting, there will be a return of the “meta-curry” in Oxford.

Keynote Speakers are:

Lucie Tajcmanová (ETH Zurich): Metamorphic Geology –  why should we care?

Samuel Angiboust (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris): Palaeo-seismicity in subduction zones

On the 14th of March, the University of Oxford Department of Earth Sciences and MSG are hosting an EBSD workshop – which will certainly be of interest to many metamorphic petrologists! Sign up fast for this workshop, as numbers are strictly limited.

Registration for both can be found here.

The abstract template can be downloaded here and returned to

We hope to see you all in Oxford!


Dear all,

Due to unprecedented demand, registration for the MSG Research in Progress meeting and Geochronology Workshop at the BGS in Keyworth is now closed.


The call is now open for registration and abstract submission to the 2016 UK Metamorphic Studies Group meeting to be held at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, UK, on Tuesday March 15th 2016. This will be the 36th MSG meeting.
The meeting will be preceded by a Geochronology Workshop organised by the NERC Isotope Geoscience Labs on Monday 14th March 2016, also at the British Geological Survey.  This workshop is aimed at PhD students and early career researchers although anyone is welcome. There will be a “meta-curry” in Nottingham on Monday night following the workshop.
We do not anticipate needing to charge registration fees for either day.
The registration form is at:
The abstract template may be downloaded from:
and should be returned to
The registration/abstract deadline is Monday 29th February.
The unofficial theme for this year’s MSG is “metamorphism is not all about pseudosections!”.  We therefore encourage presentations on all aspects of “change in rocks”, be they mineralogical, deformational, fluid-mediated or whatever.  We also encourage submissions that link to the Geological Society’s “Year of Water” theme.
Keynote and invited speakers:
Joerg Hermann (Bern): fluids in metamorphic systems
Bruce Yardley (ex-Leeds): 35 years of the MSG, a tongue-in-cheek retrospective
Owen Weller (Canadian Geological Survey): constraining uncertainty in metamorphic modelling
Student presentations are particularly encouraged at the MSG meeting.  Students presenting at the meeting and who are studying at a UK/Irish university will be eligible to apply for travel grants to attend conferences.


This is a save the date notice for the UK Metamorphic Studies Group Research in Progress meeting 2016, which will be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, Nottingham, UK.  This is the 35th anniversary of the MSG so we hope to make it a particularly lively and engaging meeting.  Non-UK-based colleagues, and particularly PhD students and postdocs, are, as ever, extremely welcome.
It will be preceded on Monday 14th March by a Geochronology workshop, mainly aimed at PhD students and postdocs although anyone will be free to attend (numbers permitting).
Registration and a call for abstracts will follow towards the end of the year but in the meantime please save the date in your diaries.