Forthcoming Virtual


Forthcoming Events


IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva & Ian Goldin in conversation: "Roadmap to the Sustainable Development Goals"

29th April 2021: 2:00pm
Online - Crowdcast

The global pandemic has derailed progress toward the SDGs as developing countries now balance long-term investments in health, education, roads, electricity, and water with spending to protect lives and livelihoods.


'Investing in agricultural research: lessons from the green revolution and the pandemic' with Prof Douglas Gollin

5th May 2021: 4:00pm
Online - Crowdcast

In 1961, an international group of rice scientists came at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and began crossing semi-dwarf varieties of japonica rice with taller indica varieties from South and Southeast Asia. Within weeks of the initiation of the rice breeding programme, they had made the crosses that led to the development of the varieties IR5 and IR8, the latter of which was released in 1965 and subsequently planted on as many as 10 million ha by the 1980s.

Sir Partha Dasgupta & Cameron Hepburn in conversation: "The Economics of Biodiversity Review"

6th May 2021: 5:00pm
Online - Crowdcast

On the 2nd February 2021 The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review was published, an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.

Series: The economics of biodiversity

'The medieval ‘agricultural revolution’: A bioarchaeological perspective' with Prof Helena Hamerow

12th May 2021: 4:00pm
Online - Crowdcast

The early medieval ‘agricultural revolution’ saw the advent of new, extensive forms of cereal farming that enabled landowners to amass wealth by exploiting the labour of others and supported the exceptionally rapid growth of towns, markets and populations. The spread of open-field farming in particular is regarded as one of the transformative changes of the Middle Ages, one that has left a clear mark on the landscape today.

Book launch with Ian Goldin: "Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World"

19th May 2021: 5:00pm
Online - Crowdcast

We are at a crossroads. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc but also offers the potential for radical change.

Inger Andersen & Cameron Hepburn in conversation: "Putting a value on nature: Influencing global action on environmental challenges"

20th May 2021: 5:00pm
Online - Crowdcast

Even as we seek to overcome the global pandemic, humanity faces three planetary crisis that threaten our future - the climate crisis, the biodiversity crisis, and the pollution and waste crisis – driven by decades of relentless and unsustainable consumption and production.

Series: The economics of biodiversity


LEAP Conference 2021

6th December 2021: 10:30am
Mathematical Institute

The fourth LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health programme, will take place on the 6th December 2021.