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Oriel Talks: Anthropocene

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Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College

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Continuing in the spirit of our previous Oriel Talks on topical issues, this Oriel Talks will deal with the subject of climate change and sustainability. Despite its existence being denied by presidents, climate change has caused great damage, of late rendering the Great Coral Reef terminal. What aspects of human life are most responsible for this? And what can be done?

In this edition of Oriel Talks, we will address the Anthropocene and learn more about it, understand the effects of the pursuit of equality and explore the future of sustainable development in developing countries. Fighting climate change begins with expanding our knowledge on this very critical issue and understanding what it is, how it came to be, and how best to tackle it in the future.

Here’s what awaits you:

5.30 pm — Welcome and Introduction

5.35 pm — Jean-Christophe Spiliotis (MCR): Economist vs. Wild: saving the planet from homo oeconomicus

5.55 pm — Jonathan Price (MCR): Is equality sustainable?

6.15 pm — Keynote: Yadvinder Malhi (SCR): The Anthropocene: what is it, when is it, and what is it good for?

7.00 pm — Close

7.15 pm — Dinner in Hall

8.30 pm — 2nd Desserts in the MCR

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to an evening of short talks, a high table dinner and second desserts in the MCR!

Bookings for meals close Sunday, 30th April, at 9:00pm.

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Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College

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