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Sep 11, 2017 at 11:08 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Bristol Uni (Cabot Institute)
Tue 10 October 2017
David King
Science, Politics, Industry and the Role of Future Cities in Managing the Risks of Climate Change ,
18:00-19:30 Wills Memorial Building Free, but booking required
For over 97 per cent of scientists the science of climate change and the role of humans in this have been clear for a long time.
(OK start with a fallacy to show how rubbish you are)

But the issue remains mired in politics, vested economic perspectives and the power of multinationals.
Meanwhile, the business of climate change is seeing new solutions.
Where will all this lead?
Given his vast experience working on the challenges of climate change policy, as well as the role of future cities, there is no better guide than Sir David King.
(sick bags will be provided at the door)

Sep 11, 2017 at 11:16 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Above Event is part of Bristol : Future Cities Festival
as is
Will Driverless Cars Liberate Cities?
Wed 18 October 2017, 15:30-17:00 Watershed Free, but booking required
It is said that 40 years from now our cities will look very different to how they look today thanks to driverless cars. Driverless cars offer plenty of opportunities for an improved environment, but there are many potential problems too including around issues of ownership, employment, inequality, legislation and safety.
Peter Allchorne (Partner, DAC Beachcroft), Richard Blyth (Royal Town Planning Institute),
Charlene Rohr (RAND Europe) and journalist and academic Jack Stilgoe (University College London) discuss

Sep 11, 2017 at 11:34 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Jeez most of the events are Liberal Buzzword BS, I'm ignoring most of them
Thu 19 October 2017
Sustainable Development Goals and Cities: An International Perspective
Paula Lucci, Sergio Tobon and Ian Townsend , 14:00-15:00 Watershed Free, but booking required
Almost 200 countries signed up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which cover 17 areas where major progress is needed by 2030.
The panel – which brings together experts from the Overseas Development Institute, British cities and Medellín – explores how the goals are being implemented by cities across the world; how they can be linked with existing strategies and structures; how different cities are doing internationally; and how cities at different levels of development are addressing shared challenges.

Sep 11, 2017 at 11:38 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Thu 19 October 2017
Sustainability and the Future of Cities
Mya-Rose Craig, Caroline Lucas MP, George Monbiot, Papa Omotayo and Saskia Sassen
, 15:30-17:00 Watershed £9.00 / £6.50
With high concentrations of people, cities present both opportunities and barriers to making urban areas and the world more sustainable. How do we create sustainable cities? What powers must central government part with to allow cities to be free to act? How radical can cities be? How do we make sure that sustainability involves all? And how do we do this for all generations? Our panel explores what works well and what needs to be done. Following this event an optional walking tour will leave Watershed to join the workshop below.

Thu 19 October 2017,
The Challenge of Inclusive Transformation: Towards a Sustainable City
18:00-19:30 Hamilton House, Stokes Croft Free, but booking required

Thu 19 October 2017 George Monbiot
Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics in an Age of Crisis , 18:00-19:00 At-Bristol Free, but booking required
What does the good life – and the good society – look like in the twenty-first century? Journalist and commentator George Monbiot argues that mainstream politics is stuck and fails to articulate a vision of a better world. He seeks out the best new ideas, arguing how communities can be rebuilt, how economies can be recharged without destroying the living planet and how politics can once more inspire and thrill.

Then an immigration workshop by Hope Not Hate

Sep 11, 2017 at 11:44 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

4 October 2017:
University of Exeter
Can we live with a warmer planet?
.... The High-End cLlimate Impacts and eXtremes research project (HELIX), led by Professor Richard Betts, are hosting a public event
(Dumb question, cos almost every century since the ice age has been a bit warmer than the last) All welcome!

Sep 11, 2017 at 11:55 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

It was The British Festival of Science 5-9th Sept
Usually there are lots of good events when I saw that it was in Brighton, I got a feeling and didn't go. Among other things I didn't want to deal with this snowflake town and its art not science feel.
Now I just scanned the entire programme and found there were hardly any good events.
Surprisingly it was arty that dominated
There weren't even many climate events.

Sep 12, 2017 at 8:46 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Manchester Sci Fest
Thursday 19 October 2017 - Sunday 29 October 2017
Not many obvious climate or greenblob events ..a kids brainwashing game
Many events are aimed at kids.

Exhibition : Library of Fake News
Saturday 21 October - Friday 27 October 2017,
11am - 5pm

Sep 12, 2017 at 9:14 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

New Scientist Live - 28 September – 1 October 2017 Thu-Sun 10-5pm
Pretty expensive when you are used to free festivals
£78 whole fest tix available

16:00 - 16:40 Jane Hill

15:45 - 16:25
Tim Kruger, Geoengineer - University of Oxford
"The Paris Agreement of 2015 was a diplomatic triumph"

David Spiegelhalter
14:45 - 15:25
Statistics should provide us with information, but more often are used by people who want to persuade us to do something or think the way they want us to. Numbers get abused in all sorts of ways, including framing in a favourable way, ignoring context, or cherry-picking one statistic for a tweet.

13:30 - 14:10
The world’s icebound continent wasn’t always white and deserted – and once even sustained forests.
Jane Francis, Palaeoclimatologist and director - British Antarctic Survey

Sep 12, 2017 at 9:16 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

15:45 - 16:25
Tim Kruger, Geoengineer - University of Oxford
"The Paris Agreement of 2015 was a diplomatic triumph"

Are these people for real?

Sep 12, 2017 at 9:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Basingstoke Green Week 2017
from Saturday 16 September to Monday 25 September.
30 events, activities and special offers taking place over 10 days
B&DBC Green Week web page

Wednesday 20 September from 6.30pm to 9.00pm.
Big Green Science Night at Basingstoke Discovery Centre
The evening offers a range of talks* and workshops that are based on the science behind being more 'green'.
This is followed by a family friendly TV game-show style interactive talk: 'The Burger Apocalypse'.
+ networking
Free sandwiches and a drink are included in the ticket price of £5.00.
long blurb
#1 Renewable Energy – Does it work?
#2 Capturing Carbon in Your Garden
#3 Thermal Imaging
#4 Veg in the City
#5 Upcycling Your Old Clothes
#6 Thermal imaging
Green Week: Discovery Centre FREE Film: "Before the Flood"
Thu Sep 21 2:00 PM Basingstoke Discovery Centre

"Climate Change"
Monday, September 25, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Tea Bar 19 London Street, Basingstoke
free talk by Professor Keith Shine from the Department of Meteorology and Climate Change at University of Reading on

Sep 15, 2017 at 9:10 PM | Unregistered Commenterstewgreen

Energy storage - are batteries the key to a renewable future
Thursday, October 5, 20176:30 PM
The Stripe, University of Winchester King Alfred Campus
"Green Energy Business Leader Chris Miles will explore how the storage of renewable energy can help to balance supply and demand in our energy system"

Sep 15, 2017 at 10:44 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

2018 September
next Years British Festival of Science will be in Hull
(I've got Hull down as a more engineer place than arty Brighton)

Sep 18, 2017 at 5:11 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

OCT 23
Cambridge FREE
HOW TO SPOT BAD STATS IN THE NEWS : David Spiegelhalter :
I note the panel has Lew's sidekick : Dr Sander van der Linden, Director of the Cambridge Social Decision Making Laboratory.
the 3rd & 4th panellists are Orit Kopel, Co-Founder of Wikitribune;
Will Moy, Director of Full Fact;

Sep 26, 2017 at 12:09 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen