Oriel Talks: Anthropocene

  • Oriel Talks Anthropocene
2 May, 2017
Harris Lecture Theatre
College members

The first Oriel Talks of Trinity Term will be on the theme of “Anthropocene”, and will take place on Tuesday of 2nd week (2nd May).

Continuing in the spirit of previous Oriel Talks on topical issues, this Oriel Talks will deal with the subject of climate change and sustainability. Despite its existence being denied by presidents, climate change has caused great damage, of late rendering the Great Barrier Reef terminal. What aspects of human life are most responsible for this? And what can be done?

This edition of Oriel Talks will address the Anthropocene and will help the audience to learn more about it, understand the effects of the pursuit of equality, and explore the future of sustainable development in developing countries. Fighting climate change begins with expanding our knowledge on this very critical issue and understanding what it is, how it came to be, and how best to tackle it in the future.

The timetable is as follows:

5.30 pm — Welcome and Introduction

5.35 pm — Jean-Christophe Spiliotis (MCR): Economist vs. Wild: saving the planet from homo oeconomicus 

5.55 pm — Jonathan Price (MCR): Is equality sustainable?

6.15 pm — Keynote: Yadvinder Malhi (SCR): The Anthropocene: what is it, when is it, and what is it good for?

7.00 pm — Close

7.15 pm — Dinner in Hall

8.30 pm — 2nd Desserts in the MCR

If you want to attend, please book your place via the link below!

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