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A Changing Planet Seminar by Dr Cressida Bowyer, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth

This event is taking place in person at South Kensington campus, with a livestream (online access via Zoom) for those attending at Silwood Park campus, as well as those attending online.

The global plastics crisis is symptomatic of unsustainable production and consumption patterns on a global scale. 175 nations have recently endorsed a resolution to end plastic pollution, which will address the full lifecycle of plastics and generate a systemic shift to a circular plastics economy. This presentation will consider the links between plastics, climate and climate action.Cressida will also present on Revolution Plastics’ research in the global south, and how creative and grassroots approaches are being utilised to enable sustainable transitions to end plastic pollution.

About the speaker

Dr Cressida Bowyer is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Science and Health and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth, and Deputy Lead for the University’s Revolution Plastics initiative, driving interdisciplinary research and innovation to tackle the global plastics crisis. A biological scientist by training and having previously worked in the arts, the primary purpose of my research is to address global problems such as air quality, lung health and plastic pollution. I currently work on a number of international projects using arts-based participatory methods, working in collaboration with community members to co-design and co-develop interventions with the aim of ensuring social and cultural relevance and ultimately increasing impact.

Joining the event

This will be a hybrid event, with the opportunity for Imperial staff and students to attend at one of two campus locations (South Kensington and Silwood Park).

In Person

• Imperial College Business School 300, South Kensington Campus

• Silwood Park Campus – Fisher and Haldene Seminar Rooms


Guests can join the seminar remotely on zoom. Details to follow.

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COVID19 control measures for in-person attendees

• If you feel unwell, please do not attend the event, and let us know so we can re-allocate your ticket.

• Please follow College guidance for face coverings when on campus and moving around buildings: COVID-19 – updates and guidance

• College staff and students should have a weekly lateral flow or PCR test before the event

• You should confirm your vaccination status via the College system if you are a student or staff, or provide proof on the day, when attending in person and if you are an external guest: Self-isolation exemption for close contacts via vaccination declaration

he Changing Planet seminar series is run by students and staff on the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Program. It offers the chance to hear the latest in understanding, adapting to and mitigating environmental problems, complementing the diversity of environmental research at Imperial College London and beyond.

Please be aware that our seminars are recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording please alert a member of staff. For any further enquiries regarding the Changing Planet seminar series, please contact Anne Houston or Hana Amer.

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