Keele Chancellor Sir Jonathon Porritt to give special lecture
This Wednesday Keele University Chancellor Sir Jonathon Porritt will give a one-off public lecture discussing the next ten years as the most critical decade in humankind’s short history.
Sir Jonathon believes 2018 was a shocking year for humankind in terms of accelerating climate change, loss of species and habitats, worsening pollution problems, and serious setbacks on governance, human rights and poverty alleviation issues.
In the Talk The Most Critical Decade in Humankind’s Short History the Chancellor will ask how we, in Higher Education and elsewhere, can double-down on today’s inspiring solutions agenda, and should we also now embrace a new era of much more radical direct action.
Sir Jonathon, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, and an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development, received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection. He was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012, and is a Visiting Professor at Loughborough University and University College London. His recent books are Capitalism As If The World Matters and The World We Made - which seeks to inspire people about the prospects of a sustainable world in 2050.
The lecture starts at 5.15pm in the Ballroom, Keele Hall and is free to attend plus refreshments will be available from 4.45pm onwards in the Terrace. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01782 7 34449 / 34434. To reserve your place follow this link.
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