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Project¬†Principal Investigator David Higgins speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Today about the eruption of Mt Tambora in 1815, its effects on British writers including Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Mary Shelley in the summer of 1816, and climate literature today.

Click here to listen to the episode. The segment on Tambora, featuring Dr Higgins and volcanologist Professor Hazel Rymer, begins at 02:52:55.

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