Autumn term 2020-21

Courses will begin on schedule in Autumn and we look forward to seeing new and returning students in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. Teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online). This ‘multi-mode’ offering may be subject to change. We will do our best to provide increased on-campus teaching and research activities as we progress throughout the year.

To ensure each programme of study can be delivered safely, we'll be making some changes to our courses for 2020-21. Read about the changes to our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, and to MRes and PhD courses.

Find out more about multi-mode delivery, the learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep students safe on campus on our COVID-19 pages for current students and offer holders.

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. These 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, the possibility of placement-style dissertation research and an invaluable source of job announcements. 

All seminars will take place on Teams, 17.30 – 18:30 UK time. All students are expected to attend.

Autumn term


Doing useful research usefully, and what else needs to be in place for it to be used?

John Young, INASP Executive Director


The scientific publishing revolution

Mark Burgman, Imperial College London, Centre for Environmental Policy, Professor in Risk Analysis and Environmental Policy 


Technologies to unlock climate investments and behaviour change — from television to blockchain

Doug Miller, Energy Web Foundation Market Development Manager


What leaving the EU means for domestic environmental governance

Patrick Killoran, Green Alliance Policy Advisor


How to persuade Government to spend money on the environment: Cost-benefit analysis and environmental valuation in the Comprehensive Spending Review

Matt Georges, Economics Manager Environment Agency



Angela Wilkinson, World Energy Council Secretary General


Climate Change Litigation Strategies

April Williamson ClientEarth Climate Programme Lawyer 


Sustainable Start-ups: Building Back Better Post-COVID

Charlotte Griaud & Rob Godfrey


Cities of the future: Wicked or Well?

Clare Bradbury, Wellbeing & Sustainability specialist 

Seminar archive

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