Exploring the World's Strangest Volcano






15m 16s

September 2015

Cameron Mackay

Cameron Mackay, Glasgow Tanzania Expedition Team

Cameron Mackay

At the turn of the 19th century, chair of geology at the University of Glasgow John Walter Gregory led several important explorations in Tanzania. Over one hundred years later, a team of Glasgow students set out to follow in Gregory's footsteps and create new knowledge of their own about Tanzania's geology. The location they chose was the mysterious and poorly understood volcano of Ol Doinyo Lengai in Northeast Tanzania, which is the only volcano of its type in the world.


Their expedition took them deep into Africa's wild savannah and up to the windy summit of the volcano where they witnessed the unique spectacle of an eruption. They also discovered tensions between the communities in the area and the government and learned about the local people's unique perception of the volcano.


The film premiered at the Glasgow IMAX and has since been shown to many university audiences. To set up a screening, get in touch here.



Other Films:

Climate Change and Scotland's Future (2017)

Farming on the Front Line of Climate Change (2017)

Adventures in the Himalayas (2016)

Greenland360: Youth Expedition (2015)


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