Forthcoming Virtual

Events

Forthcoming Events

January

Prof Nathalie Seddon, Dr Cécile Girardin & Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Value and limits of working with nature to address climate change"

25th January 2021: 1:00pm
Online

The failure to stem the tide of biodiversity loss, or to address the deeply related issue of climate change, demands we quickly find more ambitious and more coherent approaches to tackling these challenges.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

February

Prof Nick Eyre and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Zero carbon energy systems"

1st February 2021: 1:00pm
Online

The combustion of fossil fuels is responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in industrialised countries.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

Prof Sir Paul Collier, John Kay & Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: "Greed is dead: politics after individualism"

4th February 2021: 5:00pm
Online

Throughout history, successful societies have created institutions which channel both competition and co-operation to achieve complex goals of general benefit.

Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic

'The path to Net Zero in the UK' with Chris Stark

5th February 2021: 12:30pm
Online

In December 2020 the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC) published the Sixth Carbon Budget report, which provides ministers with advice on the volume of greenhouse gases the UK can emit during the period 2033-2037.

Prof Cameron Hepburn and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Sensitive intervention points for Net Zero"

8th February 2021: 1:00pm
Online

Achieving net zero emissions involves an economic transformation on a scale comparable to the Victorian era, when the foundations of the infrastructure used in the United Kingdom today were put in place.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

Prof Dame Sally Davies and Prof Chris Dye in conversation: "The challenge of anti-microbial resistance"

11th February 2021: 5:00pm
Online

Since their widespread deployment in the mid-20th century, effective antibiotics have been at the forefront of medicine saving countless lives.

Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic

Fiona Fox, Tom Feilden & Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: “Science communication in times of emergency”

18th February 2021: 5:00pm
Online

The current pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of communicating complex scientific ideas to both policy makers and the general public.

Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic

"The stymieing effect of unresolved ethical issues on the conservation of biodiversity" with Prof John Vucetich

24th February 2021: 5:00pm
Online

The conservation of biodiversity is usefully understood to be the maintenance of ecosystem health and restoration of endangered species.

Sir John Armitt & Prof Jim Hall in conversation: "National infrastructure for the recovery and the long term"

25th February 2021: 5:00pm
Online

National infrastructure is central to the UK government’s agenda for Covid-19 recovery, levelling up and achieving net zero carbon emissions.

Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic

March

'Probiotic agriculture: using life to regenerate the food system' with Prof Jamie Lorimer

10th March 2021: 4:00pm
Online

A probiotic turn is underway in various domains of health and environmental management.

"Leopards, mountains and politics" with Mohammad Farhadinia

10th March 2021: 5:00pm
Online

Although its broad geographical range and charismatic appeal make the leopard one of the most potent mammalian ambassador species, it is experiencing a greater range loss than most other large terrestrial carnivores.