You can feel accepted and 'at home' whatever
your background or beliefs
Oliver, 1st Year
Kennedy Professor of Latin
I have been interested in volcanoes for well over 30 years. My research group, in the Department of Earth Sciences, studies magmatic processes. We want to answer simple questions. How is magma generated? How does it move towards the surface? Where is it stored before volcanic eruptions? What is the relationship between magmatism and environmental change?
I usually describe myself as a ‘cultural’ historian, an adjective that raised eyebrows when I joined the History Faculty in Cambridge in 1979, but became normal and even fashionable by the 1990s.
Robert Macfarlane, Fellow and Part II Director of Studies in English, on his studies, writing, teaching and research.