Talks and Presentations

  • Myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings in carbon management

    Myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings in carbon management – a pragmatist’s insight into the world of saving carbon in a University was the title of a recent I-SEE seminar at Bath.  It was presented by Peter Phelps, the university's Energy and Environment Manager....

  • More on John Loughhead

    I wrote a few weeks ago about a seminar at Bath given by Professor John Loughhead, chief scientific advisor to DECC.  His powerpoint slides are now available on the I-SEE website.  In what I wrote, I singled out a particular...

  • Securing the UK’s Energy Future – maybe

    The I-SEE seminar on Monday was given by Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor at DECC – the Department of Energy and Climate Change.  His title, ‘Securing the UK’s Energy Future’ could hardly be more important. This is what the Abstract for...

  • Make Mine a Moritorium

    As I noted a few days ago, I went to listen to an I-SEE seminar by Richard Denniss.  It was an enjoyable event, delivered with some style, although I thought that we were reminded once too often that Australia was a continent....

  • Natural Disconnections in Plymouth

    This is my second post about the Natural Connections event in Plymouth last week.  As I noted on Thursday morning, I set off for the meeting with a heavy heart, as the format of the programme suggested they'd learned nothing about organising a...

  • Our green desert

    This was the phrase used by Simon King in his compelling and engaging, but unsettling, talk at the Bruton Eco-school roadshow the other week.  He was referring as much to Somerset as to England more widely, comparing the here and...

  • Living in an Uncertain World

    This was the title of last Tuesday night's I-SEE lecture by Richard Pancost, Director of the University of Bristol's Cabot Institute. His seminar abstract was that: "Our future Uncertain World (sic) is not one of which we have no knowledge – we have...

  • What Jonathon Porritt didn't say at UWE

    I've just watched JP's recent lecture at the University of the West of England (Bristol) UWE – you can access it via this NAEE blog post.  Whilst what he said was of interest, especially the sooth-saying element of his talk:...

  • Alternative pedagogy in the East End

    I have written a few posts now (see this, this and this) about Natural England's recent Near and Far conference.  It obviously made quite an impression on me – not wholly positive it has to be said.  I have been asked,...

  • At last, some real outdoor learning

    Friday and Saturday morning found me in (two different) Wiltshire fields under ephemeral cirrus cloud, amid bird noise and warmed by a strong breeze.  I was with about 40 other people on each occasion at [i] the launch of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Wild Connections...