The Postgraduate Research in Progress (PGRiP) meeting of the British Geophysical Association (BGA) is an annual two-day gathering of geophysics PhD students from across the UK. The meeting is organised by students, for students, and offers them an opportunity to network and discuss their latest work and the current state of geophysical research in a friendly environment. Whether you are presenting a poster, giving your first talk, or practicing for larger conferences, everyone is welcome!

This year we aim to focus on the interaction between academia and industry by featuring stands from a wide range of geophysics companies. We hope to facilitate networking between students and potential employers, helping the next generation of geophysics to explore exciting career opportunities.

PGRiP 2019 will be hosted within the University of Bristol’s Department of Earth Sciences.

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr Sanne Cottaar (University of Cambridge)
  • Professor Kathryn Whaler (University of Edinburgh)
  • Patrick Connolly (Former BP Senior Advisor, Geophysical Analysis)


Two nights of accommodation are available for delegates, on the 28th and 29th August.  This accommodation comes at an additional cost of £80 and can be added during the booking process.  The rooms are in Clifton Hill House and include breakfast on both days.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is included in the registration fee. This will be held at the Clifton Pavilion on August 29th. If you would like to attend, please ensure you add the conference dinner option during the booking process.


An icebreaker event will be held on Wednesday 28th August in the evening. All are welcome to attend. Location TBA