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

Seminar by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics in a series showcasing data analytics. Abstract With the international climate change agreement in Paris the world has moved towards an era of climate solutions. Yet, our understanding of how to solve the climate problem is still limited. Part of the problem is our inefficacy in synthesizing…
This seminar presents three books and perspectives on the Anthropocene: ‘The Birth of the Anthropocene’, Jeremy Davies, 2016; ‘Sustainability and Peaceful Coexistence for the Anthropocene; Pasi Heikkurinen (ed), 2017; ‘The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene’, Simon L Lewis and Mark A Maslin, 2018.
Joint SRI-CCCEP-Centre for Decision Research (CDR)-Priestley seminar Abstract Improving the resilience of our societies in the face of volatile weather and climate change is an urgent priority today and will increase in importance in the decades to come. The climate of the past is by no means sufficient a basis for decisions going forward any…
Leading scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and other universities from the North of England and Scotland join forces for this Climate Question Time event, the culmination of a week of public engagement on climate change for Green Great Britain Week (15-19 October). Representing a range of disciplines…
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…
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…

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Jonathon Porritt, founder director of Forum for the Future, will discuss the book ‘The World We Made’ (Phaidon, 2013), a positive and optimistic vision of the future in 2050 written by fictional character Alex Mackay. The talk is part of series of events funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS outreach scheme. An invitation-only workshop developing a vision…
Past Earth Network Conference 2018: Public Lecture Only Dr Alice Roberts is an academic, writer and broadcaster. Her interests are in the structure of humans, how we function, and our place in the wider environment. FREE tickets can be obtained here
Information Session hosted by the Priestley International Centre for Climate and water@leeds Tender-based contract research from government departments, companies, national parks, local authorities etc. provide an alternative route for funding exciting, demand-driven research. They open opportunities to make connections with stakeholder groups, build profile as an expert in the field and have different flexibilities (and…
Pre-booking essential: book here Renowned climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will present the Piers Sellers PhD prize 2018 at a formal event on Monday 18 June. Two postgraduate researchers will be given the prize, which is awarded by the Priestley International Centre for Climate to current University…