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1 Climate, weather, culture In this Departmental Seminar, Prof. Steve Rayner examines the blossoming of anthropological attention to climate change over the last ten years. 17 February 2017. Steve Rayner 26 Jul 2017
2 Lecture 2: Rationally Designed Complex 3D Microarchitectures The second lecture in the Hinshelwood lecture series Joanna Aizenberg 18 May 2017
3 Dystopia Today The TORCH Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalyse network have hosted an event on 'Dystopia Today' with Greg Claeys (Royal Holloway, University of London). Greg Claeys 10 May 2017
4 Creative Commons Epigenetics: Environment, embodiment and equality Rebecca Richmond gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 13th October 2016. Rebecca Richmond 28 Feb 2017
5 Earthquakes, can we make smarter buildings? Major earthquakes across the world have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. But is there a way of monitoring the building structures to see if it is at risk of falling after an earthquake has struck? Orfeas Kypris 09 Feb 2017
6 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: Ecocide Law: the missing Crime against Peace Polly Higgins gives a talk in parallel session D - Environmental Peace and Conflict. Part of the 2016 Oxpeace conference. Polly Higgins 30 Jun 2016
7 Creative Commons The impact of drought and water scarcity on ecosystems and their ecology Dr Pam Berry gives a talk on water scarcity, drought and their impact on the environment. Pam Berry 23 Jun 2016
8 Rethinking Easter Island’s Mysterious Past Professor Terry Hunt, University of Oregon, gives the ASC Annual Lecture on Easter Island. Terry Hunt 11 May 2016
9 FMR 51 General - Thirty years of development-induced displacement in China To accelerate the process of poverty reduction in its poorer regions, China decided in 2001 to implement a national programme of displacement of populations living in areas considered environmentally fragile. François Dubé 15 Dec 2015
10 Creative Commons War and Ecology in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River and beyond Dr Micah Muscolino discusses his new book entitled "The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938–1950." Micah Muscolino, Erica Charters 25 Nov 2015
11 Creative Commons Climate change: what science and the IPCC report has to say Nick Eyre and Myles Allen give a talk for the Oxford Martin School on climate change and the IPCC report. Myles Allen, Nick Eyre 18 Aug 2015
12 Creative Commons Biodiversity and climate change: what happens when we turn up the heat on nature? Dr Nathalie Seddon, Director of the Biodiversity Institute, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Nathalie Seddon 18 Aug 2015
13 Creative Commons The ‘perfect storm’ revisited: food, energy and water security in the context of climate change Sir John Beddington, Senior Adviser at the Oxford Martin School, gives a talk on climate change John Beddingham 18 Aug 2015
14 Creative Commons Climate change and our oceans Professor Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences, and Professor David Marshall, Professor of Physical Oceanography, will explore the role of oceans in climate change. Gideon Henderson, David Marshall 18 Aug 2015
15 Creative Commons Hopes and fears: why people disagree about how to tackle climate In this seminar Dr Rob Bellamy, James Martin Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, will explore how and why people disagree about how to tackle climate change. What hope then is there for a global political agreement in Paris 2015? David Marshall 18 Aug 2015
16 Creative Commons The metabolism of a human-dominated planet Yadvinder Malhi, Director of the Oxford Centre ofr Tropical Forests, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Yadvinder Malhi 18 Aug 2015
17 Between Art and Architecture A lecture by celebrated artist Maya Lin Maya Lin 06 Aug 2015
18 Creative Commons Long-period temperature records in the British Isles Prof Chris Folland, University of East Anglia and Met Office Hadley Centre, gives a talk as part of the Met Office award for 200 years of continuous weather observations at Oxford ceremony on 15th May 2015. Chris Folland 20 May 2015
19 Long-period precipitation records in the British Isles Prof Tim Burt, University of Durham, gives a talk as part of the Met Office award for 200 years of continuous weather observations at Oxford ceremony on 15th May 2015 Tim Burt 20 May 2015
20 Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature An interdisciplinary discussion of Jamie Lorimer's book Jamie Lorimer, William Beinart, Daniel Grimley, Nikolaj Lübecker 06 May 2015
21 Creative Commons Are we bigger than the biosphere? An ecologist's examination of our human dominated planet. Prof Yadvinder Malhi delivers the 2nd School of Geography and the Environment Annual Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society on 12 February 2015. Yadvinder Malhi 24 Mar 2015
22 Creative Commons Environmental journalism and sustainable development in China Dr Sam Geall, University of Sussex and author of China and the Environment: The Green Revolution, gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series Sam Geall 26 Feb 2015
23 Creative Commons Well fed? The health and environmental implications of our food choices Mike Rayner, Susan Jebb and Tara Garnett give a talk about food and feeding the population. Mike Rayner, Susan Jebb, Tara Garnett 17 Feb 2015
24 Creative Commons Understanding Fracking for Shale Gas Joe Cartwright provides a geological perspective into the exploration of shale gas reserves. Joe Cartwright 06 Oct 2014
25 Creative Commons Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Environmentalism without nature This lecture by Jamie Lorimer explores new ways of thinking and doing environmentalism that need not make recourse to nature. Jamie Lorimer 02 Oct 2014
26 Creative Commons Future Proofing Business: Beyond CSR Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, discusses some emerging models of entrepreneurial ventures that have a social and/or environmental mission at their core. Pamela Hartigan 26 Feb 2014
27 Corporate water risk - confusion and ambiguity Alex Money, School of Geography and the Environment, gives a talk for the Water Security Seminar Series. Alex Money 15 Nov 2013
28 What is the risk of drought in the Thames basin? Jim Hall, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford, gives a talk for the Water security seminar series. Jim Hall 11 Nov 2013
29 A New Paradigm for Environmental Protection for the 21st Century Commissioner Dan Esty, Dr Kumi Naidoo, Mr Simon Upton and Dr Zinta Zommers discuss environmental protection and climate change at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. Dan Esty, Kumi Naidoo, Simon Upton, Zinta Zommers 29 Oct 2013
30 Creative Commons Virtuous Climate Making? Towards a Virtue-Theoretic Approach to Geoengineering Geoengineering, as a response to climate change, raises serious ethical and socio-political issues. Drawing on the latest developments in philosophy and ethics of technology and science, I consider a post-humanist way of analysing such issues. Pak-Hang Wong 03 Jul 2013
31 Introduction to the Environmental Change Institute Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI, gives a brief introduction to the work of the University of Oxford's interdisciplinary research institute looking into the processes, solutions and partnerships relating to global environmental change. Jim Hall 29 May 2013
32 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Peacebuilding through Biodiversity: Session 2B Environmental Peacebuilding Chris Naylor, A Rocha, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Chris Naylor 21 May 2013
33 Creative Commons Environmental Decision-Making in the European Union: Who Exercises Power? As part of Europe Day on 9 May 2013, the Conservation Governance Laboratory at the University of Oxford organised a panel discussion co-sponsored by the School of Geography and the Environment and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Paul Jepson, Jonas Schoenefeld, Caroline Jackson, Kaarina Kolle 15 May 2013
34 Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a 'right' to water? Roundtable Discussion A panel discussion featuring experts at the Environment Agency and National Farmers Union to examine how environmental policymakers are responding to challenges in water resource management caused by severe weather events associated with climate change. Ronan Palmer, Paul Hammett, Bill Howard, Bettina Lange 25 Mar 2013
35 Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a 'right' to water? Panel III A roundtable discussion featuring legal experts to examine how environmental policymakers are responding to challenges in water resource management caused by severe weather events associated with climate change. Donald McGillvray, Bill Howard, Sarah Hendry 25 Mar 2013
36 Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a 'right' to water? Panel II A panel discussion featuring strategy and policy experts to examine how environmental policymakers are responding to challenges in water resource management caused by severe weather events associated with climate change. Alice Piure, Jon Stern 25 Mar 2013
37 Creative Commons Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a 'right' to water? Panel I Dr Karen Morrow, Swansea Law Department; Dr Bettina Lange, University of Oxford; Dr Mark Shepheard, McGill University give talks for the 1st Panel of the Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a 'right' to water? conference. Karen Morrow, Mark Shepheard, Bettina Lange 25 Mar 2013
38 Creative Commons Building a Business 2012/13: Taking the First Steps: Company Basics Martin Chilcott, founder and CEO of 2 degrees, specialises in the environment and education. 2 degrees is the largest community for sustainable business globally. Martin Chilcott 15 Mar 2013
39 Creative Commons Experiments in sociological food governance Dr Michael Guggenheim (Goldsmiths, University of London) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 28th November 2012. Michael Guggenheim 13 Feb 2013
40 Creative Commons Date labelling and the governance of food quality and safety Dr Richard Milne (University of Sheffield) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 21st November 2012. Richard Milne 13 Feb 2013
41 Creative Commons Fat places? Re-thinking the obesogenic environment thesis and the implications for food governance Professor Julie Guthman (University of California, Santa Cruz) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 14th November 2012. Julie Guthman 13 Feb 2013
42 Creative Commons Sustainability and governance of the food supply Dr David Barling (City University London) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 7th November 2012. David Barling 13 Feb 2013
43 Creative Commons Governing food anxieties: The role of emotion in mothers' food practices Professor Alan Petersen (Monash University) gives a talk on for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 25th October 2012. Alan Petersen 13 Feb 2013
44 Creative Commons Radiation and Reason Professor Wade Allison gives a talk about his book 'Radiation and Reason; The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear'. Wade Allison 14 Nov 2012
45 Creative Commons Pandemics - Can we eliminate major worldwide epidemics? Larry Brilliant, President of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Larry Brilliant 06 Nov 2012
46 Creative Commons Climate and Land Use Change Professor Britaldo Soares-Filho (Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto/UFMG, Brazil) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. Britaldo Soares-Filho 26 Oct 2012
47 Creative Commons Water Security in Changing Climates Professor David Grey (University of Oxford) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. David Grey 26 Oct 2012
48 Creative Commons Climate Change as a Global Shifting Force Professor Sir David King (University of Oxford) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. David King 25 Oct 2012
49 Creative Commons Meat and Health In this Health, Environment and Development seminar, Peter Scarborough (a UL in Public Health) discusses the impact of achieving environmental sustainable diets on deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer in the UK. 18 October 2011. Peter Scarborough 24 May 2012
50 Creative Commons Extreme climatic events as drivers of early human behaviour in Africa? In this seminar for the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, Sallie Burrough of Oxford University's School of Geography and the Environment presents an environmental perspective from the Kalahari Desert (23/11/11). Sallie Burrough 24 May 2012
51 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Resilience and social-ecological systems Professor Carl Folke Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, gives the final talk in the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Carl Folke 17 Apr 2012
52 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Solutions for a Sustainable and Desirable Future Professor Robert Costanza, Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, gives a talk for the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Robert Costanza 17 Apr 2012
53 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Governance, genomes, Gaia Professor Gísli Pálsson, Dept of Anthropology, University of Iceland, gives a talk for the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Gísli Pálsson 17 Apr 2012
54 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Enframing and poiesis in environmental management Professor Andy Pickering, University of Exeter, gives a talk for the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Andy Pickering 17 Apr 2012
55 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Planning for ecological resilience on landscapes: the importance of the past to plan for the future Professor Kathy Willis, Director, Biodiversity Institute gives a talk for the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Kathy Willis 17 Apr 2012
56 Environmental Governance and Resilience: Social-ecological resilience: A framework for stewardship in an uncertain and rapidly changing world Professor Stuart Chapin Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks gives the first lecture in the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Stuart Chapin 17 Apr 2012
57 Does the Mind have a Future? Baroness Greenfield discusses how Information Technology is changing the way humans think and feel. Whilst there are clear benefits, she also highlights the less desirable consequences, and suggests how best to minimise these threats. Susan Greenfield 28 Feb 2012
58 Creative Commons RSC Public Seminars 2012: Environmental Displacement: and the Challenge of Rights Protection RSC Public Seminar series of Hilary Term 2012. Roger Zetter 24 Feb 2012
59 Creative Commons RSC Public Seminars 2012: Environmental Displacement: future scenarios and modes of protection re-examined RSC Public Seminar series of Hilary Term 2012. Brad Blitz 24 Feb 2012
60 Creative Commons Achieving food security and sustainability for 9 billion To ensure food security for the increasing world population in a environmentally sustainable way, we must double productivity on the same area of land. Chris Leaver 09 Jan 2012
61 A President, the Gobi and the Oxford Union: Environment, Politics and Mining in Mongolia. Three researchers analyse the Mongolian President's speech at the Oxford Union, October 2011. Drawing from their current research, the themes of environment, politics and mining influence in Mongolia are discussed and implications for the future assessed. Troy Sternberg, Nick McDonnell, Ariell Ahearn-Ligham 22 Nov 2011
62 Creative Commons Potency and the Role of the Environment in KhoeSan medicine Chris Low, African Studies, Oxford, gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar Series. Chris Low 18 Nov 2011
63 Creative Commons The Ecology of Conflict: Human-Wildlife Conflict on the Hwange National Park Boundary, Zimbabwe' Andrew Loveridge (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Zoology) gives a talk for the St John's College Colloquium on Environmental Conflict and its Resolution (joint event with Oxpeace and Human Sciences). Andrew Loveridge 31 Oct 2011
64 Geoengineering: Fantasy or Feasible Future? Richard Darton gives a talk for the 2011 Oxford Alumni Weekend on the developments in the science of Geoengineering and looks at how close we are to be able to do it. Richard Darton 03 Oct 2011
65 Geoengineering: Fantasy or Feasible Future? Richard Darton gives a talk for the 2011 Oxford Alumni Weekend on the developments in the science of Geoengineering and looks at how close we are to be able to do it. Richard Darton 03 Oct 2011
66 Creative Commons Climate and Weather: The Ends of Acts of God? Professor Myles Allen explains how research at Oxford allows us to quantify just how much climate change caused by past emissions is costing individuals, corporations and potentially entire countries. Myles Allen 28 Sep 2011
67 Creative Commons Myth and reality in the search for the wider benefits of transport Professor Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit 2011 Hilary Term seminar series. Roger Vickerman 07 Mar 2011
68 Creative Commons Translating daily life into simulation: MATSim and its possibilities. Professor Kay Axhausen, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich, gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit 2011 Hilary term seminar series. Kay Axhausen 07 Mar 2011
69 Creative Commons Understanding the Paths to Post-Carbon Mobility: Research Needs for Anticipating Transport Revolutions Anthony Perl, Professor and Director of the Urban Studies Program, gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit 2011 Hilary Term seminar series on the subject of post-carbon mobility and transport. Anthony Perl 07 Mar 2011
70 Creative Commons Does Mobility have a Future? Professor John Urry, University of Lancaster, gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit 2011 Hilary term seminar series. John Urry 07 Mar 2011
71 Creative Commons Riding the Perfect Storm: World on the Edge, When will the Big Bubble Burst Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington DC, gives a lecture for the Linacre Lecture Series; Riding the Perfect Storm. Lester Brown 08 Feb 2011
72 Creative Commons Earth: A Three Act Structure Relevance of geological ideas to contemporary environmental issues.' Professor Iain Stewart, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth. Iain Stewart 28 Jan 2011
73 Creative Commons Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun? Special seminar from the James Martin 21st Century School: Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun? Ove Hoegh-Guldberg 07 Sep 2010
74 Creative Commons Leading Transformation:Women at the Cutting Edge of Research and Practice Plenary session on Leading Transformation: Women at the Cutting Edge of Research and Practice from the International Women's Leadership Symposium. Catherine Mitchell, Ana Brito e Melo, Olive Heffernan, Monika Wehrle-MacDevette 31 Aug 2010
75 Creative Commons Welcome to the International Women's Leadership Symposium Cynthia Chang, Preseident of Females in Engineering, Science and Technology introduces the International Women's Leadership Symposium. Cynthia Chang 31 Aug 2010
76 Creative Commons The Plundered Planet Paul Collier, Oxford Professor and author of The Bottom Billion, launched a discussion based on his latest publication, The Plundered Planet. Paul Collier, Charles Badenoch, Jamie Drummond, Gideon Rachman 17 Jun 2010
77 Creative Commons Introduction to the 4 Degrees and Beyond Conference Mark New, Reader in Climate Science at the School of Geography and the Environment, introduces the 4 Degrees and Beyond conference, its main themes and why it was important. Mark New 14 Apr 2010
78 Creative Commons Ocean Circulation and Climate: Observing and Modelling the Global Ocean The oceans are a critical component of the climate system, storing roughly 1000 times as much heat, and 50 times as much carbon, as the atmosphere. David Marshall 18 Feb 2010
79 Mandelson: Enterprise-led Recovery Lord Peter Mandelson gave a key-note speech following an invitation by the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Said Business School. Lord Peter Mandelson 10 Dec 2009
80 4 plus degrees: a drastic reduction in the renewable energy potential of sugarcane Fourth presentation of session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Rasack Nayamuth 05 Nov 2009
81 What would happen to barley production in Finland if the global temperature increases above 4 degrees? Third presentation of session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Reimund Rotter 05 Nov 2009
82 Adapting African food systems to a 4 degree world Second presentation of session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Polly Ericksen 05 Nov 2009
83 4 degrees plus: what might this mean for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa? Second keynote address from session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Philip Thornton 05 Nov 2009
84 Beyond 4 degrees: impacts across the global scale Third presentation from session 1 of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Nigel Arnell 05 Nov 2009
85 Creative Commons 4 degrees of global warming: regional patterns and timing Second presentation from session 1 of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Richard Betts 05 Nov 2009
86 Terra quasi-incognita: beyond the 2 degree line First keynote address from the 4degrees International Climate Conference. John Schellnhuber 05 Nov 2009
87 The Tipping Point: Climate Change Professor Gideon Henderson and Dr Ros Rickaby from the Department of Earth Sciences talk about some of the key issues surrounding climate change today. Gideon Henderson, Ros Rickaby 26 Aug 2009
88 The Tipping Point: Climate Change Professor Gideon Henderson and Dr Ros Rickaby from the Department of Earth Sciences talk about some of the key issues surrounding climate change today. Gideon Henderson, Ros Rickaby 26 Aug 2009
89 Water Enterprise Forum: Financing water: where will the funding for enterprise come from? James Winpenny, Wychwood Economic Consulting Ltd, talks on 'Financing water: where will the funding for enterprise come from?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. James Winpenny 08 Jun 2009
90 Water Enterprise Forum: Beyond public versus private: what is the role of private water companies? Jack Moss, AquaFed, talks on 'Beyond public versus private: what is the role of private water companies?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Jack Moss 08 Jun 2009
91 Water Enterprise Forum: Regulation and institutions: What are the constraints on innovation in the water sector? Steve Rayner, InSIS - Saïd Business School, talks on 'Regulation and institutions: What are the constraints on innovation in the water sector?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Steve Rayner 08 Jun 2009
92 Water Enterprise Forum: What are the historic and future trends in the water industry? Christopher Gasson, Global Water Intelligence, talks on 'What are the historic and future trends in the water industry?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Christopher Gasson 08 Jun 2009
93 Interview with Andrew Goudie, Master of St Cross College Author of more than 30 books on global warming, Andrew Goudie charts the way forward in present crisis and explains how university research and advice can contribute to solving the problems that face our planet. Andrew Goudie 28 May 2009
94 Societies in Transition: The End of Roman Civilization Dr Ward-Perkins (Trinity College, Oxford) examines the Roman-made ecological disasters and examines how far the environmental pollution contributed to the fall of Rome and why this matters in today's world. Bryan Ward-Perkins 24 Mar 2009
95 Ian Goldin at University of Cape Town Speaking at the Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture, Dr Ian Goldin asked: Are the world's leading thinkers anticipating the risks and opportunities of the 21st century, or will humanity be overtaken by its own medical, technological and scientific successes? Ian Goldin 18 Mar 2009
96 Creative Commons Global Recession: How Did it Happen? Linda Yueh talks to Jonathan Michie about the credit crunch and looming global recession, the effect it has had on both banks and businesses, and how a Green New Deal may provide a solution to the crisis. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie 22 Dec 2008
97 Creative Commons Global Recession: How Did it Happen? Linda Yueh talks to Jonathan Michie about the credit crunch and looming global recession, the effect it has had on both banks and businesses, and how a Green New Deal may provide a solution to the crisis. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie 22 Dec 2008
98 Creative Commons Global Recession: How Did it Happen? Linda Yueh talks to Jonathan Michie about the credit crunch and looming global recession, the effect it has had on both banks and businesses, and how a Green New Deal may provide a solution to the crisis. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie 22 Dec 2008
99 21st Century Challenges: Humanity at the Crossroads? Dr Ian Goldin provides an overview of the work of the James Martin 21st Century School and looks at the challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. Ian Goldin 15 Oct 2008
100 Introduction to the Environmental Change Institute Introduction to research groups and activities at the Environmental Change Institute. Diana Liverman 16 Sep 2008