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The Richmond Lectures are the University's flagship public lecture series. They aim to promote cross-disciplinary discussion by hosting leading thinkers and speakers. The Richmond Lectures are made unique by the fact that speakers are nominated and invited solely by students.  

The series takes place each year at the Richmond Building, home of the Students' Union, and are free to attend for students, staff, and the public. 

Read on to check out this year's confirmed speakers or click here to find out more about previous Richmond Lectures

Next talk

The Climate emergency. What can we do?

Tony Juniper, Joanna Haigh & Carla Denyer

16 February 1.30pm | Anson Rooms

The climate emergency - what can we do?

Chaired by Student Living Officer George Bemrose, join leading British environmentalist Tony Juniper, former co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment Joanna Haigh and Green Party politician Carla Denyer to discuss the current Climate Emergency and what we can do about it. 

Tony Juniper is a campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and leading Bristish environmentalist. He's worked for over 30 years for change towards a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels. Today he is the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns for WWF-UK.

Joanna Haigh is a British physicist and academic. Before her retirement she was Professor of Atmoshperic Physics at Imperial College London and co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a former president of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Carla Denyer is a Green Party politician in Bristol. She is currently a Green Party Councillor and in the recent General Election came second in the Bristol West constituency. Carla is most noted for proposing the first Climate Emergency motion in Europe, bringing about Bristol City Council's declaration of a climate emergency in 2018.

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