Events

The listings below are for climate-related events across the University of Leeds.

The Priestley International Centre for Climate also runs a monthly interdisciplinary lunchtime seminar series. See Climate Exchange Seminar Series

What role have literature and other forms of cultural imagining played in shaping understandings of the world and the planet, for better and for worse? How might the formal innovations, rhetorical appeals, and sociological imbrication of world literature help confront unevenly distributed environmental challenges, including global warming? What kind of remedy or redress can literature and other…

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Abstract After a week-long approval session, at 3pm on October 6th the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) was approved by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The culmination of 2 years of work involving the review of >6000 articles and ~42,000 expert and government review comments, SR15 has been hailed as…
Are you interested in engaging with the public? Have you ever wanted to showcase your research to school pupils? Would you like to inspire young minds? If you answered yes to any of these questions or would like to work with school aged pupils and have never done so before, please sign up to this…
Join the Priestley Society to explore how Indigenous worldviews interact with climate change research and how we can ethically work with Indigenous communities. An informal ideas-gathering workshop to meet other researchers and share experiences, challenges and suggestions to develop a network. Reserve your place at priestley.society@leeds.ac.uk Image: Melanie Flynn
Kat Austen, environmental artist and Cultural Fellow in the Arts and Sciences at the University of Leeds, has created a new installation that puts a sound to the process of measuring pH and conductivity. Her sound, video and sculptural artwork The Matter of the Soul is coming to Leeds for a free performance at Howard…
What is happening to the world’s ice? Rising temperatures are causing rapid melting in the Arctic and Greenland, parts of the Barents Sea had no sea ice this summer and new reports show that underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years, with significant implications for sea level rise. University of Leeds scientists working…