Talks and Presentations

  • Hefce on-line

    I have joined Hefce’s London consultation on line, and was impressed by the ease of the technology.  Just a click.  If it runs out of tax-payer cash, HEFCE could sell this expertise. I joined just in time to see the...

  • Higher Education for Sustainable Development – an interview

    A while back, I had an "interview" by questionnaire.  An odd process; whilst it certainly gave me a lot of time to consider and shape my responses, there no time to interact with the interviewer.  I sent a few papers...

  • SDRN conference – see you there?

    The SDRN’s Annual Conference: Sustainable development in the UK in 2020 is to take place on Tuesday, 28th January at the BIS Conference Centre in London. SDRN says: The UK has committed to a range of nationally and internationally-set sustainable...

  • What characterises a good [esd] indicator?

    This question ran through a 2012 conference in Berne at which I spoke.  The conference marked the conclusion of the project "Development of Indicators to Evaluate Offerings and Performance in the Area of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)", which ran...

  • Exercise, understanding or transcendence – there's no need to choose

    To mark the 70th anniversary of the Field Studies Council, the RSA convened a panel to look 70 years into the future, and predict the emerging drivers which might most affect people's physical connections with the outdoor environment.  This the...

  • My Beijing keynote

    My keynote at the 6th Beijing Forum on ESD was about the problem of identifying sustainable development indicators that focus on the contribution of education; that is, ESD.  This is the text of the talk ... The Development of ESD...

  • Second Post from Beijing

    A nice quote from Engels in Mr Tao Xiping's talk on the Strategic Value of ESD and its Future Development: "We are punished for every victory over nature." It would be nice to think so, as would be the notion...

  • Post(card) from Beijing

    The 6th Beijing International Forum on begins in two hours with ceremony, and with welcomes from: Niu Chunshan, Deputy Mayor, People’s Government of Beijing Municipality Xian Lianping, Director, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education Liu Limin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education...

  • Off to Beijing

    I'm off to the 6th Beijing International Forum on ESD.  The theme is Education for Sustainable Development: Education for Tomorrow – The Decade Review and Future Prospects. I'll be speaking on: The Development of ESD indicators – exploring frameworks and criteria. The...

  • EESD – a couple of good questions

    The highlight of Tuesday morning at EESD was not the Keynote by BP's Ellen Williams, provocative though that was (as well as being welcome in a post-Browne sense).  Rather, it was the pre-presentations questions posed by the Chair of parallel...