"Clouds and climate" with Prof Tapio Schneider
5th September 2019: 4:00pm Registration Required
Crocodiles once roamed the Arctic, during the Eocene about 50 million years ago. Polar regions were lush and warm. Greenhouse gas concentrations were higher than today, but at most about 4 times higher - not enough, according to current climate models, to have warmed the Arctic sufficiently. Something appears to be missing in current models to account for the warmth of the past.
Achieving Net Zero Conference
9th September 2019: 1:00pm
Following the success of the 2016 conference on 1.5 Degrees, this meeting, organised by the Environmental Change Institute and the Oxford Martin School, and sponsored by the University of Oxford and Victoria University of Wellington, will bring together leading academics, policymakers, civil society actors and business leaders to discuss what net zero means, and how it could be achieved.
Oxford Stem Cell Institute Annual Symposium 2019: 'Stem Cells: From Mechanism to Therapy'
17th September 2019: 9:00am
The Symposium will highlight areas of stem cell research with trajectories towards treatments of diseases including metabolic and genetic skin disorders, neurodegeneration, musculoskeletal disease, heat failure and cancer.
"The ecological dynamics of hantavirus disease in China: from environmental variability to disease prevention” with Dr Huaiyu Tian
7th October 2019: 12:15pm Registration Required
Zoonoses are increasingly recognised as an important burden on global public health in the 21st century. High-resolution, long-term field studies are critical for assessing both the baseline and future risk scenarios in a world of rapid changes.
"The technology trap - capital, labour and power in the age of automation" with Carl Benedikt Frey
14th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
In this book talk the Author, Carl Benedikt Frey, will discuss how the Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but how few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. Now that we are in the midst of another technological revolution, how can the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present?
"Psychologically informed micro-targeted political campaigns: the use and abuse of data" with Dr Jens Koed Madsen
18th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Data-driven micro-targeted campaigns have become a main stable of political strategy. As personal and societal data becomes more accessible, we need to understand how it can be used and mis-used in political campaigns and whether it is relevant to regulate political candidates’ access to data.
Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference 2019
10th December 2019: 9:30am
The second LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health initiative, will take place on the 10th December at the Said Business School, Oxford. Building on the successful 2018 conference we will continue to bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment.