The Max Hey Medal is awarded for research of excellence carried out by a young worker within the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, petrology or geochemistry. This year it is awarded to Dr Andrew Kerr for contributions to our understanding of the British Tertiary Igneous Province, and mechanisms of magma generation within crust and mantle systems.

Andrew, you graduated from St Andrews in 1990 with a first class honours degree in geochemistry, having carried out your final-year dissertation on granites and associated metasediments from Rossing, Namibia. You moved to Durham for your PhD research, which was on the geochemistry and petrogenesis...

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