GGRiP meetings

GGRiP 2023

Venue: Cambridge University

Dates: 18th, 19th and 20th April 2023

Registration for the next Geochemistry Group Research in Progress (GGRiP) meeting is now open! The meeting will be held at the Earth Science department of the University of Cambridge (Downing street, CB2 3EQ) on 18th, 19th and 20th April 2023. For those who have not attended GGRiP before, this is an annual meeting run for all UK geochemists and we particularly encourage PhD students and early career researchers to present their research in this friendly and stimulating environment.

You can register and submit your abstract here:

The abstract submission and early-bird registration deadline is the 17th of March and late registration will be possible until the 31st of March.

GGRiP 2022

Venue: Cardiff University (Main Building, Park Place, CF10 3AT). 

Date: 5th and 6th of May.

Thanks to all who attended our first hybrid GGRiP meeting. This meeting was held at Cardiff University and online and was our highest attendance ever (>100 attendees, with > 80 on-site participants).

The quality of science was exceedingly high and we were able to award 7 (!) prizes to PhD students.

The best oral presentations were awarded to:

  • Bridget Warren (University of Birmingham – “Carbon isotopic composition of leaf wax n-alkanes under elevated CO2”)
  • Madeleine Stow (Durham University, “Does the Vanadium isotopic composition of magnetite record fO2 variations in magmatic
  • Phoebe Ross (Imperial, “Global deep ocean circulation through the early Eocene Climatic Optimum – a
    neodymium isotope perspective”)

The best poster presentations were awarded to:

  • Alice Hardman (University of Birmingham, “Exploring the environmental controls on 3-hydroxy fatty acid bacterial lipids and their ability to reconstruct palaeoclimate”)
  • Ellie Pryor (Cardiff University, “Investigating Provenance Changes in Riverine Sediments Supplying the South-East African Margin”)
  • Yun-Ju Sun (University of Bristol, “Meltwater discharge and water mass evolution in Southwest Greenland since the end of the Little Ice Age: implications on AMOC variability”)

The final prize is awarded via Ziess and is given to the best talk or poster with a microscopy focus. This was given to Adrienne Szucs (Trinity College Dublin, “Reaction pathway towards bastnasite; the role of dolomite and aragonite in bastnasite formation”). Congratulations to all – the standard was exceptionally high!

Alongside the usual geochemistry fun, we also elected two new committee members (Dr Catriona Menzies, Durham University and Dr Eleanor Georgiadis, University of Oxford) to the steering committee. Alongside the re-election of Dr Paul Savage (St. Andrews), we also said goodbye to two long-standing committee members (Dr Andrea Burke and Dr Trish Clay). We would like to thank them for all their help!

Thanks also to our fantastic keynotes:

  • Dr Ernest Chi-Fru (Cardiff University)
  • Prof Rachael James (Southampton University)
  • Dr Jung-Woo Park (Seoul National University)
  • Dr Arola Marti (University of St Andrews, postdoctoral medal 2022)
  • Dr Martin Mangler (Durham university, ECR prominent Lecturer 2021)
  • Dr Katie Joy (University of Manchester)


Due to COVID-19, we hosted our Research in Progress meeting online this year. We had a jam-packed two-day programme spanning the full gamut of geochemistry research. You can see real-time updates on Twitter via #GGRiP2021.

The abstracts and meeting schedule is located here:

GGRiP 2020

24/3/2020 IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM & GGRiP MEETING: We regret to announce that in light of the increasing scale & severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Geochemistry Group will no longer be holding our 50th Anniversary Symposium or #GGRiP2020 from 3rd-5th June in Oxford. We will look to reschedule the 50th Anniversary Symposium at an appropriate time, & will make further announcements on this in due course. Unfortunately #GGRiP2020 has been cancelled, thus our next Research in Progress meeting will take place in 2021.

We hope that you stay safe and well over the next few months, and look forward to seeing you at the Group’s next meeting… whenever that may be!

You can find updates via our Twitter feed @GeochemGroup.

GGRiP 2019

The 2019 Geochemistry Group Research in Progress (#GGRiP19) meeting was hosted by the University of Portsmouth on the 16th-17th April 2019.

GGRiP 2018
The Geochemistry Group Research in Progress 2018 (GGRiP) meeting was hosted by the University of St. Andrews, running 27-28th March 2018.

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