Events

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

Join us for our annual Piers Sellers Prize event, at which we award prizes in the name of climate scientist, astronaut, and Leeds alumnus Piers Sellers. This year’s winners are Dr Katharine Mach, for her world leading contribution to solution focused climate research, and Oliver Grasham and Harriet Thew for their exceptional PhD research to…
Priestley Centre/CREDS (Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions) joint seminar How can research help the transport sector reduce its emissions to net-zero? This event is the fourth in a series of Net-Zero Research Forums – informal webinars to discuss research and innovation ideas focused on achieving net-zero emissions. Researchers from different disciplines present ideas and…

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RMetSoc Yorkshire round up of the year’s weather, plus Christmas photographic competition. Mulled wine and mince pies served from 18.00, when you’ll have the chance to look round the photo competition entries. Prizes will be awarded by BBC Look North’s Keeley Donovan after the talk. Deadline for the photo competition is the 1 December. Weather photos  should…
The presentation explores the political securitization of climate (and climate change) in relation to the science/policy consultations following the 1970s climate/food shocks (eg CIA climate report 1974) and the series of international conferences on climatic change during the early 1980s. These events introduced ‘the future of climate’ as a key variable in economic planning and…
Abstract Photovoltaics (PV) is our fastest growing energy source and, in many countries, is stet to become a major source of electricity. However, PV electricity output is highly dependent on weather and climate – so will climate change affect PV output? Pumping sulphate aerosols into our atmosphere has been propsed as a radical fix for…
This year’s Pint of Science festival is taking place 23-25 May. The Pint of Science festival brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. In Leeds, Mr Foleys is hosting a ‘Planet Earth’ event with…