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Curated by Professor David Pyle (Department of Earth Sciences), the exhibition traces our understanding of volcanoes from Roman times to the present day, with a beautiful array of art, poetry, documents, scientific equipment and anecdotes from around the world, many of which have been preserved in the Bodleian’s own collections.

Discover the impact of some of the world's most spectacular volcanoes including the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius, one of the most catastrophic eruptions in European history, and the 19th-century eruptions of Krakatoa and Santorini, two of the first volcanic eruptions to be intensely studied by modern scientists.

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