About PGRiP

The British Geophysical Association (BGA) Postgraduate Research in Progress (PGRiP) meeting is an annual gathering of geophysics PhD students. This year we hope PGRiP will take place in person (with a virtual spectator option also available) from Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September, with a welcome social event on the evening of Wednesday 14th September.

PGRiP is organised by students, for students. We offer an opportunity to network and discuss your latest work with your peers in a friendly environment. Whether you are presenting a poster, giving your first talk, or practising for larger conferences, everyone is welcome!

There will also be a variety of social events to break up the talks and poster sessions, and a few keynote speakers, including the BGA’s Bullerwell Lecturer – Dr Tim Craig (2022). We hope to see you there!

Find us on Twitter @BGA_PGRiP

Keynote Speakers

Dr Tim Craig is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, and is the BGA’s Bullerwell Lecturer for 2022. Tim researches intraplate earthquakes and tectonics, using a combination of earthquake seismology, tectonic geodesy, and geodynamic modelling.
Dr Anna Horleston is a senior research associate at the University of Bristol. Anna is a member of the InSight Mars Lander project, and is interested in instrumentation, network management and data interpretation.
Dr Tom Jordan is an aerogeophysicist working for the British Antarctic Survey. Tom’s research interests include the geological and tectonic evolution of Antarctica, using airborne gravity, magnetic and radar data.

Conference Details

Save the dates: 14th – 16th September 2022.

Registration will open closer to the conference.

Note: This conference has been organised to immediately follow the BSM2022 conference, which is also being held in Cambridge, from 12th – 14th September 2022.

Provisional schedule:

  • Wednesday 14th
    6pm – late: BBQ and lawn sports at the Bullard Laboratory gardens
  • Thursday 15th
    9am – midday: Deep Earth session
    midday – 2pm: lunch and poster session
    2pm – 5pm: Shallow Earth session
    7pm – late: formal at Pembroke College
  • Friday 16th
    9am – midday: Near Surface, Space, and Beyond session
    midday – 12.30pm: closing talks and awards presentation
    2pm – onwards: punting from Darwin College (optional for those wishing to stay in Cambridge for the afternoon)

Talk sessions will include 12+3 minute talks from students, a 35+10 talk from a keynote speaker, and a break for refreshments.

Registration pricings:

  • £50 for PhD students
  • £80 for non-students (postdocs, professors, etc)
  • £80 for accommodation for 2 nights

We have managed to secure a number of rooms at a competitive rate from Pembroke College which will be available on a first come, first served basis. Note: this will be an additional fee to the conference fee.


If you are interested in sponsoring this conference, please reach out to pgrip2022@gmail.com and let’s see what we can do together!



See previous PGRiP websites: Bristol 2019, Oxford/Leeds 2021

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