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Public lectures

We hold lectures on a range of related topics that are open to everyone.

Sustainable Places 2019 annual lecture

Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City, University of London, explores the state of the already-stretched UK food system. By many measures, Professor Lang argued, it is unsustainable, contributes to massive health externalities, and is locked into an economic dynamic which squeezes primary producers.

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Sustainable Places 2018 annual lecture

Professors Alison Blay-Palmer, Tony Capon and Katarina Eckerburg deliver the 2018 Sustainable Places annual lecture, discussing the challenges of interdisciplinary place-making from the perspective of their own research.

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Sustainable Places keynote lecture

Distinguished Professor Terry Chapin delivered the Sustainable Places keynote lecture examining the relationships between people and nature.

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Mind the gap: Meeting the energy challenge in the UK with our Patron Griff Rhys Jones

Griff Rhys Jones, patron of the Sustainable Places Research Institute chaired a panel debate ‘Mind the gap: meeting the energy challenge in the UK' which examined the issue of providing reliable, affordable, clean energy for current and future generations.

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Dan Kahan: The Science Communication Environment and Democracy

In February 2014 Professor Dan Kahan from Yale Law School delivered a lecture titled 'The Science Communication Environment and Democracy'.

The lecture was given as part of the University's Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings eminent and influential guest speakers to a wider audience to showcase their work.

Dan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is a member of the Cultural Cognition Project, an interdisciplinary team of scholars who use empirical methods to examine the impact of group values on perceptions of risk and science communication.

His primary research interests include risk perception, science communication, and the application of decision science to law and policymaking.

During the lecture he presented the science communication problem and highlighted the failure of valid, compelling, and accessible scientific evidence to dispel any public conflict connected to that subject.

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NRN LCEE Public Lecture - Professor Katarina Eckerberg

Professor Katarina Eckerberg, from Umeå University presented her work on Collaborating for Sustainable Natural Resource Management.  This lecture was hosted as part of the National Research Network for Low Carbon Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE) public lecture series.

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Natural Resources Wales - The Wales We Want

Emyr Roberts, Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales delivered a keynote lecture on the challenges and opportunities facing the natural environment of Wales and its sustainable management.

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