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Environment Institute Lecture Series

6 October 2005

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Sir David King will open the 2005-2006 UCL Environment Institute Lecture Series on 18 October 2005.

Sir David, who is the government's Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Office of Science and Technology, will give a talk entitled 'Global Action to Control Global Warming'. The event will be chaired by UCL's President and Provost, Professor Malcolm Grant.

Sir David is joined by an impressive list of the UK's leading experts of environmental issues who will give talks during the series, including Sir John Harman, Chairman of the Environment Agency for England and Wales, Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Mathematics), Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, and Sir John Lawton, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

The UCL Environment Institute was established in November 2003 and provides support for interdisciplinary research on the environment at UCL by improving links between the UCL's research community, policy makers and private sector interests. Its aim is to identify the environmental concerns that will drive future policy agendas and to contribute the science required to address them.

The inaugural lecture will be held in the Cruciform Building's Lecture Theatre 1 at 5.45 pm, followed by a drinks reception. The event is free, but registration is required.