Environment Events

4 March, 2015 - Sustainability in engineering forum

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:00:00

Organised by UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

Engineers Without Borders-UCL (EWB-UCL) and Engineers Without Borders-UK (EWB-UK) London Professional Network present the 2015 EWB Sustainability Forum. This event is an opportunity to hear forward-thinking speakers from BuroHappold, CH2MHill and EWB discuss relevant issues and advancements relating to sustainability through innovative engineering. The forum aims to be emphasise innovation, environmental and social issues, and promote networking and discussion at the highest level. Talks will be followed by Q&A, snacks and drinks with opportunity to networking with the speakers.

Location: G6 Lecture Theatre, DMS Watson Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Katie Mann

Email: katie.mann.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)7539377298

10 March, 2015 - London's railway stations - benefits or unintended consequences for commuters?

Time: 17:00:00 - 18:00:00

Organised by UCL Geography

The Frank Carter Lecture is an annual lecture in UCL Geography, established in memory of a popular former colleague, Professor Frank Carter. This year’s Lecture will be given by Professor John Thornes, a well-known climatologist, and former member of the UCLGeography staff, with interests ranging from the prediction of freezing roads and urban air pollution to the representation of clouds by the artist John Constable. John will examine the under-reported pollution created by railways, especially diesel trains, in London and other UK cities, and also by the London Underground.

Location: H O Schild Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Professor Peter Wood

Email: peter.wood@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0587

11 March, 2015 - Art and the salt marsh

Time: 18:00:00 - 19:30:00

The contribution of art to partnership working and habitat management. Simon Read is an artist who for a great many years he enjoyed considerable success working through a museum and gallery context, developing an expanded interpretation of photography, but has increasingly found that this does not allow the scope to interact with other disciplines and in other arenas. This has led him to foster projects on a collaborative basis where the outcome might range from a public commission for an architectural site to consultancy. More recently he has immersed himself in the environmental debate where other kinds of collaboration on an interdisciplinary level are vital. This is an opportune moment to review what has been achieved in salt marsh conservation through scientific research and community partnership, share lessons learned and continue to work towards understanding and realizing equilibrium in our coastal environment through well informed low-key interventions.

Location: Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1

Contact: Adam Guy

Email: adam.guy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8855

12 March, 2015 - Science for policy: addressing the scientific challenges of resource efficiency and sustainable development

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by Built Environment - The Bartlett

President Juncker, at his statement ahead of the vote of the European Parliament on the College, underlined that sustainability and environmental concerns are important to the EU citizens and that sustainable development is a principle enshrined in the EU Treaties and Charter of Fundamental rights and thus should be taken into account by all institutions in all their actions and policies. For this reason the horizontal responsibility for sustainable development has been included in the portfolio of the First Vice-President. In this context IES contributes with its scientific activities mainly to three overarching principles, namely: sustainability, growth and resilience. This talk will focus on how these principles are underpinned by cross-cutting and enabling services for resource efficiency and sustainable development in a knowledge-based society.

Location: JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 203 108 5935

13 March, 2015 - The end of human rights? Citizenship, multiculturalism and the ongoing civilising mission of schools

Time: 11:30:00 - 13:00:00

As European school systems respond to calls for education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and national values, Professor Audrey Osler poses the question: are efforts to introduce and strengthen human rights education (HRE) an attempt to promote cosmopolitan values, solidarity and social justice (Osler and Starkey, 2010)? Or is a renewed focus on HRE and EDC a fresh reiteration of the civilizing mission of schools?

Location: 804, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Professor Hugh Starkey

Email: h.starkey@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7911 5507