Environment on the Edge 2008-09
Some of the world's leading environmental scientists came to Murray Edwards College to continue the series of lectures on how our relationship with the natural world is shaping our present and future priorities.
Lectures were held at 5.15 p.m. in Buckingham House Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards College.
Admission was free.
Dates and speakers for the series:
- 30 October 2008 - The New Food Security Debate: should the UK produce as much of its own food as possible?, Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University
- 27 November 2008 - Understanding Environmental Risk Perceptions: Climate Change, Energy Choices and Public Engagement with Science, Professor Nick Pidgeon, Professor of Psychology at Cardiff University and ESRC Climate Change Professorial Fellow
- 22 January 2009 - Can Climate Engineering be a sensible Plan B?, Dr Steve Koonin, Chief Scientist, BP.
- 12 February 2009 - Darwin in his time - and in ours, Lord May, Zoology Department, University of Oxford.
- 19 March 2009 - The Arctic on the Edge: Policy issues in Canada's backyard, Dr Peter Harrison, Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
- 30 April 2009 - Beyond GDP Growth: measuring real progress in a developing country, Pavan Sukhdev, Chair of Deutsche Bank's Global Markets Centre, Mumbai
"Environment on the Edge" is sponsored by The Judge Business School's Centre for Energy Studies and the Hauser-Raspe Foundation, and presented by UNEP-WCMC, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund's College and the British Antarctic Survey.
Texts of previous series of lectures have been published as booklets and are available from the College Administrator, Murray Edwards College. These are also online at the UNEP-WCMC website