Environment on the Edge 2006-7
This series of lectures was organised at New Hall in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme/World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the British Antarctic Survey and St Edmund's College. The lectures were held in New Hall's Buckingham House Lecture Theatre and were generously sponsored by BP.
The lectures and debates provided an important forum for environmental issues and attract leading national and international figures as speakers.
The following lectures were held at New Hall during 2006-07 and are available online at the UNEP-WCMC website
- 26 October 2006 - Europe's future: Environment at the heart or on the edge?, Dr Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency
- 30 November, 2006 - Are we running out of oil? A debate led by Dr Jeremy Leggett, CEO of Solar Century; and Mr Ian Vann, Group Vice-President, Exploration & Production, BP
- 18 January, 2007 - The effects of the Sanxia Dam on the Yangtze, Professor Zhang Jing, Key State Laboratory of Coastal & Estuarine Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai
- 15 February, 2007 - Humans and the global carbon cycle: a Faustian bargain? Professor Berrien Moore III, Director, Institute for the study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire
- 15 March, 2007 - Valuing sustainability: evaluating environmental, social & economic factors, Richard Saxon CBE, Vice President RIBA, former Chairman of BDP
- 26 April, 2007 - Transport: a case of systemic sclerosis. Dr David Fisk, BP/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair at Imperial College, and co-director of BP Urban Energy Systems project