Doors Open Days 2020 at the Lyell Centre, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 September

This year, Doors Open Days weekends went virtual!

Lyell Centre Marine Operations

The Lyell Centre took part in the Edinburgh weekend, held on the last weekend in September. The videos we contributed can be found below.

  • Introduction to Lyell Centre research - with Dr Tracy Shimmield (Director of the Lyell Centre); Prof Tom Wagner (Professor Earth System Science) and Prof Michael Kaiser (Professor of Fisheries Conservation)
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Marine Operations area
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Core Store
  • Tour around a lander
  • 'Drilling into 1000oC magma in Krafla, Iceland' with Professor John Ludden CBE, Bicentennial Research Professor (Environmental Governance and Diplomacy)
  • 'What is happening with oxygen in the ocean?' with Associate Professor Dr Babette Hoogakker and team

If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions you would like to share with us after you have watched any of these videos and webinars please email Thank you.

Doors Open Days weekends are coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust. They run throughout Scotland every September as part of European Heritage Days. For more information see or