Priestley Centre Launch 14 June 2016

Formal Launch:  Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre,

Leeds University Business School

3.30pm (registration from 3.00pm)

Brief agenda:

Introduction by Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands

Presentation of the inaugural Piers Sellers Prizes for solution-facing climate research

Climate research highlights from Priestley Centre academics and our international partners at CICERO

Catered reception at 5.00pm.

For further details, please see the full launch agenda.

The event is open to University of Leeds staff, PhD students and invited guests only. Pre-registration is essential and early booking is advised. Register for your free ticket now!


Climate Question Time: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre,

Michael Sadler Building

 7.30pm (registration from 7.00pm)

The Paris Agreement on climate change has committed to ‘pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C’ – but what does this mean for those already experiencing the impacts of climate change and can it really be done?

This ‘Climate Question Time’ event will address the question, ‘Are there achievable solutions for limiting climate impacts at 1.5°C level?‘.

Speakers for the debate:

  • Lord Deben
  • Laurie Goering (Climate Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation News)

The panel will also include leading climate change researchers from the UK and Europe:

  • Myles Allen, Environmental Research Institute, University of Oxford
  • Jan Fuglestvedt, CICERO, Oslo
  • Jo House, Cabot Institute, University of Bristol
  • Piers Forster, Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds

The debate will be chaired by Leo Hickman, former Guardian journalist and director of Carbon Brief .

Questions on the theme should be submitted in advance on the Eventbrite registration form and you should indicate whether you are prepared to read out your question (if selected).

Please note that this event will be filmed for subsequent broadcast.

Tickets are free and will be issued on a first-come bases; pre-booking is required. Register for Climate Question Time tickets here.