A celebration of the research and achievements of Professor Willy Aspinall

5 September 2017, 9.00 AM - 4 July 2017, 7.30 PM

Professor Roger Cooke, Dr Robert Muir-Wood, Dr Joan Latchman, Professor Richie Robertson, Dr Gordon Woo, Dr Susan Loughlin, Mr Frank Savage and more

G25, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ

We hope you can join us for a very special symposium, on Tuesday 5 September at the Wills Memorial Building, to celebrate Willy Aspinall's award in the New Year's Honours. 

Willy was appointed a companion to the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to the Government and community in Montserrat. The appointment honours individuals who have rendered important services in relation to Commonwealth or foreign nations.

The Symposium is a celebration of the research and achievements of Professor Aspinall, who is well known as one of the World’s leaders in volcanic risk assessment. Willy's career has been inspired by rigorous, multi-disciplinary, solution-driven research - and we will celebrate the best of that at this event, including state of the art in risk assessment of natural hazards with a focus on seismic and volcanic risk.  There will be 12 distinguished speakers. The speakers include: Professor Steve Sparks, Professor Roger Cooke, Dr Robert Muir-Wood, Dr Joan Latchman, Professor Richie Robertson, Professor Neil Chapman, Professor Willy Aspinall, Dr Gordon Woo, Professor Chuck Connor, Professor Jonty Rougier,  Dr Natalia Deligne, Dr Susan Loughlin and Mr Frank Savage. The topics will cover seismic and volcanic risk, risk assessment methodologies, risk assessment for radioactive waste disposal in tectonically active areas, statistical methods for estimating volcanic event return periods and applications of risk assessment in volcanic emergency management and the insurance sector.

Please see this document for an agenda of the day and speakers - Willy Aspinall agenda (Office document, 5kB)

How to register to attend

If you would like to attend, RSVP to Amanda.Gray@bristol.ac.uk along with any dietary requirements. 

We look forward to seeing you at this unique occasion.

Contact information

Please contact Amanda.Gray@bristol.ac.uk with any queries or to register to attend this event.

Willy Aspinall