There is a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere
at Emma. A home where you feel comfortable
Charlie, 2nd Year
Professor Francois Penz
Ext. Director of Studies; Director of Studies in Architecture
John Harvey MA Litt D is a Life Fellow and was Vice-Master from 2004 to 2006.
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.
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?