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Public Lecture: Cerys Jones & Sarah Davies

May 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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‘I do not remember the weather so severe…’ a historical perspective on weather extremes in Wales

Drinks reception 6.00 – IBERS bach, Penglais Campus   Lecture 6.30pm – Edward Llwyd Building, Penglais Campus

This event will be webcast live. To watch live follow this link to the web page from about 6.30pm on Thursday.

The recent storms, which threw Aberystwyth into the spotlight and most of the beach onto the prom, have brought debates about our vulnerability to extreme weather and climate change closer to home. In this presentation, we draw on the rich archive of documentary sources to identify episodes of past extreme weather in Wales. We examine how these events affected local communities, how they have been remembered and discuss how a historical perspective on the weather can provide insights into how we deal with extremes today.

Dr Cerys Jones & Dr Sarah Davies

Dr Cerys Jones & Dr Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University. Her research focuses on reconstructing past climate change and investigating human-environment interactions over a range of timescales, using lake sediments and historical documents. Sarah is involved in research projects based in the UK and further afield in Mexico and Ethiopia.

Cerys Jones is a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol lecturer in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University. Her research to date focuses on climatic and environmental history and human responses to unusual or extreme weather, mostly in Wales since the nineteenth century.

Details

Date:
May 8, 2014
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

C3W
Phone:
01970 621537
Email:
vsj@aber.ac.uk
Website:
www.c3wales.org

Venue

Edward Llwyd Building – Biology Main
Aberystwyth University
Aberytswyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DA United Kingdom
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