Thursday evening Policy Seminars

As part of the MSc course, the Centre holds a regular series of Thursday evening Policy Seminars given by a range of speakers from areas including government, industry and non-government organisations who come to talk about their particular involvement in the environmental field. 

The Thursday evening Policy Seminars are of great value, as they provide a prime opportunity for informal socialising and networking. 

 

External speakers range from international experts to course alumni, with their contribution ensuring coverage of current issues; role models for students; possibility of placement-style dissertation research; source of job announcements. All of these contributions clearly enhance preparedness of graduates for employment in the environmental field.

 

The Policy Seminar programme for the Autumn Term will be held on the following Thursdays at 5.00pm .Policy seminars will also continue in the Spring Term. 

 

All students are expected to attend these policy seminars, as they provide valuable information and insight into integrating the Core Course material, and material that is potentially examinable in the Core Course Exams.

 

Policy Seminar Timetable Autumn Term 2017

 

Date

Speaker

Position

Title

05/10/2017

Prof Jim Skea

Chair in Sustainable Energy

TBC

12/10/2017

Gary Kass

Deputy Chief Scientist, Natural England

TBC

19/10/2017

Matt Georges

Senior Advisor, Environment and Business, Environment Agency

“When does pollution prevention cost too much?”

26/10/2017

James Arrandale

Environmental Law Advisor

TBC

02/11/2017

Pauline Vaskou

Ethical & Sustainability Responsible Sourcing Manager at Tesco PLC

“Corporate Responsibility in Business – Commodities at Tesco“

09/11/2017

George Darrah

Strategy, BP Supply and Trading

A Personal Perspective on Oil and the Environment

16/11/2017

Paul Leinster

Professor of Environmental Assessment Atmospheric Informatics and Emissions Technology, Cranfield University

TBC

23/11/2017

Patricia Calvo

Veolia UK

TBC

30/11/2017

Craig Davies

Senior Manager (Climate Change Adaptation) at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

‘Financing a Climate Resilient Economy’

07/12/2017

Peter Tangney

Science Policy & Communication,Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century

“The Role of Values in 21st Century Science”.