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Diary dates, short commons edition

It's very late notice, but Sir John Beddington is speaking in Edinburgh tonight.

Legacies of the 20th century and challenges for the 21st: our changing world enlightenment lecture.

Professor Sir John Beddington will discuss Climate Change and Food Security.  6.30 (doors open 6.15) – 8pm, McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, University of Edinburgh. Free tickets can be booked via eventbrite.

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"enlightenment lecture"

ahahahahahahahah ihihihih oohoohooohh ahahahahah ehehehehe


oh please stop!!!

Nov 19, 2014 at 2:10 PM | Registered Commenteromnologos

"attended the London School of Economics, gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics," ... Beddington's research is in population biology and the [un]sustainable [mis]management of non-renewable and renewable [bird-mincers] resources.

And you think I want to have this guy lecture me about a subject where he has no more qualification than some man in the pub?

Even if Phil Jones can't use a spread sheet at least he's qualified to talk about climate.

Nov 19, 2014 at 2:24 PM | Registered CommenterMikeHaseler

Possibly a talk where the audience will know more than the lecturer...?

Nov 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterDodgy Geezer

What is an enlightenment lecture?

Nov 19, 2014 at 8:03 PM | Registered Commentershub

I was at a private talk by John Beddington about 5 years ago on the state of the world. He said he was very worried that one of the problems the world would soon face was large parts of the population, eg in India, simply left behind by world growth and never prospering. I was intrigued and a couple of us after the talk asked him what his analysis was and what he based it on. "Just gut feeling" was his answer. It really struck me at the time and so nothing I've heard since surprises me.

Nov 19, 2014 at 8:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterDF

"What is an enlightenment lecture?" shub

It's a euphemism for an event where someone shares his be(k)nightedness.

Nov 19, 2014 at 11:13 PM | Unregistered Commenterjorgekafkazar

"India, simply left behind by world growth and never prospering"

And his solution to that would be..?

Nov 20, 2014 at 10:16 AM | Registered Commenterjamesp

An 'enlightenment lecture'....

Lit up by mercury-filled 'low energy' light bulbs, presumably, as oh-so-recently advocated by our clueless government...

Nov 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM | Unregistered Commentersherlock1

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