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INEQUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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EP ABRAHAM LECTURE THEATRE

GREEN TEMPLETON COLLEGE

OXFORD

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A lecture by Prof. Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, followed by discussion and refreshment

Danny Dorling joined the School of Geography and the Environment in September 2013 to take up the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand, went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, and to school in Oxford.

Prof. Dorling will address four themes on inequality and environment through his inimitable mix of distorted maps, challenging charts, and plain speaking:

1 Economic inequality and the environment, or why do rich countries consume and pollute more?

2. Are there too many people: can the planet cope?

3. Are we all doomed anyway: are climate change emissions spiralling out of control?

4. How can social sciences help, or how do we stop the physical sciences stealing our thunder?


Much of Danny's work is available open access (see www.dannydorling.org). With a group of colleagues he helped create the website www.worldmapper.org which shows who has most and least in the world. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty. His recent books include, co-authored texts The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the way we live and Bankrupt Britain: An atlas of social change.

Sole authored books include, So you think you know about Britain and Fair Play, both in 2011; in 2012 The No-nonsense Guide to Equality, The Visualization of Social Spatial Structure and The Population of the UK; Unequal Health, The 32 Stops and Population Ten Billion in 2013; All That is Solid in 2014; and Injustice: Why social inequalities persist revised in 2015; The Equality Effect: Improving life for everyone in 2017.


The GTC Social Science Seminar Series

This seminar series aims to increase dialogue between the social science disciplines at GTC and beyond. The social sciences represent a diverse spectrum of disciplines ranging through population and demography, public health, anthropology, human geography, criminology and more. ‘Environment’ provides a common theme for debate, acting as a locus for inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue.

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