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May 2014
Free

Public Lecture: Cerys Jones & Sarah Davies

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edward Llwyd Building - Biology Main ,
Aberystwyth University, Aberytswyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DA United Kingdom
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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 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…

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Public Lecture: Rewilding Britain with George Monbiot

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
T1 Elystan Morgan Building,
Llanbadarn Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3AS United Kingdom
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Drinks reception 6:30pm Blas Badarn, Llanbadarn Campus.    Lecture 7.00pm - TI Elystan Morgan Building , 
Llanbadarn Campus. Please note – this event is taking place in the T1 lecture theatre on Llanbadarn Fawr Campus, and at the later start time of 7pm. George Monbiot is an internationally renowned journalist for the Guardian newspaper and author of multiple best-selling books. In this talk George will address the subject of his latest book ‘Feral’, focusing on the issue of rewilding and associated land-use change in Wales. The talk…

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Public Lecture: Tavi Murray

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edward Llwyd Building - Biology Main ,
Aberystwyth University, Aberytswyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DA United Kingdom
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“GLIMPSE the future of the Greenland ice sheet” Drinks reception 6.00 – IBERS bach, Penglais Campus   Lecture 6.30pm – Edward Llwyd Building, Penglais Campus Professor Tavi Murray has been working on the fjords and glaciers in Greenland for the last decade. She can often be found dodging  icebergs in a fishing boat whilst collecting oceanographic data or working from a small tent. Tavi runs the Swansea Glaciology Group and was awarded the Polar Medal by the Queen in 2007. In…

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June 2014
Free

‘The Big Climate Debate: Why Don’t We Act on Climate Change?’

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edward Llwyd Building - Biology Main ,
Aberystwyth University, Aberytswyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DA United Kingdom
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Drinks reception 6.00 – IBERS bach, Penglais Campus   Lecture 6.30pm – Edward Llwyd Building, Penglais Campus A public debate including the following contributions from the panel: Nick Pidgeon “Climate Change and Public Views: Exploring Routes to Change” Mark Whitehead “Climate Change Ignorers and Stealth Denial “ Stuart Capstick “What is Climate Change Scepticism Anyway” Rachel Howell “What might encourage action?” Nick Pidgeon is Professor of Environmental Psychology at Cardiff University and the Human Dimensions theme leader for the Climate Change Consortium…

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