Talks and Presentations

  • Eat more children to combat climate change

    For those unwilling to face difficult ideas – even when expressed satirically – it's probably best to put the bag back over your head now rather than read on. The following are facts, according to a study of 39 peer-reviewed papers...

  • A curriculum for equality?

    Thinking of Ofsted this week, and the lack of a focus on curriculum in the current election, I remembered it was not always like this.  I can recall when discussions on the curriculum in England – in which HMI played a...

  • A Green Light in the South-west for a lot of presentation

    I'm told that Green Light South-west will be holding an ESD Teachmeet next month.  I've never been to one of those (sheltered life, etc), and so I'm going along on March 2nd.  I do wonder, though, whether I'll (or anyone else) will...

  • Horse manure will bury London 9 feet deep by 1950

    This was an 1894 headline in The Times, warning of the doom to come.  It features in a YouTube video by the authors of Resource Revolution: How to capture the biggest business opportunity in a century. The horse problem is now...

  • Give me a child until they're three ...

    ... and the world will be a nicer place. That seemed to be the message from one of the presentations I listened to at the Primary Education: what is and what might be conference last Friday.  The excellent event was...

  • So what should we do about this sad story? 

    Here is Jorgan Randers on what to do about the environmental crisis we are in.  The pdf is adapted from his 2012 lecture in the 10th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series in Sustainable Development, hosted by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability...

  • From Holocene to Anthropocene

    Today's post is by Stephen Martin who attended the inaugural WWF Living Planet Lecture, that took place at the Royal Society on November 3rd, where the guest speakers included Sir David Attenborough and Professor Johan Rockstrom.  Steve writes: Professor Johan Rockstrom was the main...

  • Another blog from Madison

    Here's a link to another of the thoughts from Morgan Phillips about his time with NAAEE in Madison.  This is how it begins: "The NAAEE Annual Conference is in its 45th year, fourteen years ago conference decided it needed to...

  • Another day; another Manchester symposium

    I see that there's another dodgy-sounding symposium in Manchester next March.  Its prolix title is: Symposium on Implementing Sustainability in the Curriculum of Universities: teaching approaches, methods, examples and case studies The dreary blurb says: "One of the major barriers to...

  • Cross-Generational Understandings of Environment and Climate Change

    I went to a seminar on Cross-Generational Understandings of Environment and Climate Change: public attitudes, education and international experience at Pembroke College, Cambridge, the other week.  It was good to be back in the Fens, even if the fast train from Tottenham...