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Radical Technology Revisited

By Editor on 17th August 2016
Date and Time: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 09:30 to 17:00


Is Progress an illusion?  Is Technology the problem or the solution? What are the practical alternatives?  Such questions were asked 40 years ago in the pioneering book, Radical Technology. This conference will ask them again with even more urgency.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 11:00 to Friday, September 2, 2016 - 13:15

Ålesund, Norway

Circular Ocean’s first conference aims to bring together key stakeholders who are involved in striving towards a more circular economy in relation to fishing nets and ropes particularly. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, September 2, 2016 - 15:00

1 -2 September 2016, Manchester

This Symposium, organised by Manchester Metropolitan University and HAW Hamburg, under the auspices of the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), will focus on the role of higher education institutions in addressing mitigation and adaptation challenges of climate change.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:00 to 17:00


Migration has been portrayed as a contemporary European crisis and a crisis of the EU, but migration has been a key feature of Europe for thousands of years. Climate scientists and economists warned that this would accelerate as global warming starts to erode crops and habitats,  with sea-level rise diminishing available land and desertification driving change, e.g. in Syria.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:30


Learning from the UK’s Biosphere Reserves

By Editor on 15th June 2016
Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00


UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme was initiated in 1972 and some would say it was the grandfather of landscape-scale approaches and was ahead of its time. The UK now has five fully functioning Biosphere Reserves.

Andy Bell, who established the UK's first modern style Biosphere Reserve, will present examples from the Man and the Biosphere Programme in the UK and how the reserves are connecting people and nature at the landscape scale in a wholly integrated way. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00


Charles Hargreaves, associate director, Renewable Energy, Ofgem, will give the keynote address at this seminar, organised by Policy Forum for Wales.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00


In the context of discussion about the effects of increasing competition and the growing use of metrics on research practice in higher education institutions, delegates at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar will consider strategies for supporting research integrity and rigour in higher education. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 17:30 to Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 16:00

Canterbury Christ Church University

This free conference, organised by Canterbury Christ Church University, will explore four key themes within its Framework for Sustainability 2015-2016:

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 08:30 to 16:30


An energy revolution is underway. The government has set out the vital role gas will play in the UK’s transition to a low-carbon and energy secure future. The 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round will enable a significant amount of the UK’s shale gas prospects to be taken forward to be explored and tested safely. The process is not without controversy with concerns over environmental impacts and noise pollution resulting in legal appeals and public demonstrations.