Public Lecture: "Target Earth" by James Martin

Past Event

12 March 2008, 1:00am

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Lecture Theatre

Target Earth: The grand scale problems of the 21st century

by James Martin


At the start of the 21st century, humankind finds itself on a non-sustainable course – a course that, unless it is changed, will lead to catastrophes of awesome consequences. Severe climate change, water shortages, mass famines, global pandemics, global terrorism.... All these mega-problems are interrelated and need a long-term view of the future. They are global problems and cannot be solved by one country alone.

This could be humanity’s last century, or it could be the century in which civilization sets sail towards a far more spectacular future. James Martin leads us to understand the options of the 21st century and make the decisions we need to survive.

James Martin is the Founder of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford, and author of The Meaning of the 21st Century (declared the most borrowed non-fiction book in libraries in 2007).

This event is free and open to the public.

James Martin is also showing his film, based on his book, at the Phoenix Picturehouse on 13 March. Further details.