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Cambridge Series: Climate ChangeChris Hope of Cambridge University, contributor to the Stern review and lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, tackles the current climate change issues and sets out where the priorities should be.In association with Cambridge University
What Have the Greens Got Wrong?Has ideology blinded the mainstream environmental movement to solutions for some of the major problems facing the world? Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees and High Tide, discusses why he has changed his views on the big issues including nuclear power, GMOs and organic food with Andy Fryers.
Designing Sustainable Homes and BuildingsIs it possible to build homes and workplaces that are environmentally sound, affordable and a pleasure to live and work in? The former President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Senior Partner of Penoyre & Prasad LLP, and the author of Homes for a Changing Climate are in conversation with Alok Jha of the Guardian.Sponsored by RRA Architects and Oakwrights
New writing from the local creative writing group.Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
Food for ThoughtIt is time for a change in attitudes towards food production and consumption, in the industry and in our own homes. The author of Pandora’s Seed looks to a historical examination of our cultural inheritance for the solutions while the author of Waste spotlights the wastefulness of modern societies. In conversation with the Guardian’s Environment Editor.
The Story of StuffThe journalist and film-maker tracks the life of the stuff we use every day, revealing the often hidden impacts of our production and consumption patterns. In conversation with Jo Fox, Deputy Director of The Bigger Picture at Sky.
New Writing by Older PeopleAn anthology of new work by older writers as part of the Gwanwyn Festival organized by Age Cymru.Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
Powys Schools SeminarAn introduction to Powys County Council’s ambitious plans to modernise all its schools. The Portfolio Holder and Officers from the Schools Service will set out the national picture, describing the work already underway and providing information on the Authority’s most significant investment programme for schools for 30 years.Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.There will be a collection at the event for the Gwernyfed–Timbuktu schools twinning project and Storymoja, Nairobi.
Powys Schools Question Time DebateThe politician and education strategist hosts a panel responding to the Powys Seminar, featuring the headteacher of Gwernyfed High School, the Powys Education Portfolio holder, the local AM and the founder of PACE who is also a past president of the NUT. With questions from the audience.Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.There will be a collection at the event for the Gwernyfed–Timbuktu schools twinning project and Storymoja, Nairobi.
Sustainable Development CharterThe Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing launches the Welsh Assembly Government’s charter to encourage organisations in Wales to put sustainable development at the heart of their operations.Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
Hybrid: The History and the Science of Plant BreedingThe colourful story of plant breeding brings together traditional farmers, tribal shamans, eccentric entrepreneurs, dedicated scientists, faceless corporations, bold visionaries, obsessive nerds and the occasional charlatan.
The British Art Show PreludeThree of Britain’s most exciting emerging artists, the Turner Prize-nominated artist, the painter and the sculptor use Northrop Frye’s model of seasons/genre to explore some issues in contemporary British art. Chaired by Tom Morton and Lisa Lefeuvre, Curators of British Art Show 7.Presented and sponsored by The Hayward Gallery, London
A New History of Early ChristianityFrom marginal beginnings in Judea Christianity grew into a global, state-sanctioned religion, as vibrant and incredibly diverse movements were brought into orthodox order at the cost of intellectual and spiritual vitalitySponsored by Richard Booth’s Bookshop
What on Earth Evolved: 100 Species That Changed the WorldWhich species have been the most successful? How do life forms adapt to a world dominated by nearly seven billion humans?
Tate at Hay 1: Henry MooreThe curator of Tate Britain’s current exhibition of Henry Moore reveals a darker, edgier side to one of Britain’s most enduringly popular artists.In association with Tate Etc magazine
UK Youth Debate: Vision, Not DivisionWhat young people need, but schools can’t deliver. Chaired by Susanna Reid.Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
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