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 students are expected to attend.

Autumn Term:

03/10/2019

"Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it)"
Clare Farrell and Paul John Nelson (Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


10/10/2019

"The many faces of EU environmental and climate policy"
Andrea Illes (Senior Consultant, Environmental and Climate Policy, Ricardo Energy & Environment)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


17/10/2019

"Winning the change in the economy we need for the planet"
Angela Francis (Chief Advisor, Economics and Economic Development at WWF)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


24/10/2019
"Acid rain. Experiences of a parliamentary select committee advisor on environmental issues."
Nigel Bell (Emeritus Professor of Environmental Pollution)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


31/10/2019

"Planetary Health and the implications of the Planetary Health agenda for biodiversity conservation"
Sarah Whitmee (Ecologist, conservation biologist and researcher on planetary health)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


07/11/2019

"Sustainable diets - more than just food "
Dan Crossley (Executive Director of Food Ethics Council)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


14/11/2019

"Accelerating the global low carbon transition (a policy perspective)"
Simon Sharpe (Head of International Climate Change Strategy / Projects)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


21/11/2019

“Transport and climate change – a smooth journey ahead?”
Jameel Hayat and Rohit Sharma (Transport econ & policy of IPCC)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


28/11/2019

“Global water shortages: causes and solutions to avoiding a new world war”
Dave Barker (Climate Fiction author & Economist)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


05/12/2019

"The Sustainable State: The future of government, economy and society"
Chandran Nair (Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow, and independent pan-Asian think tank)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


Spring Term:

Details TBC