COVID and Climate: Apocalypse and Alternatives

Professor Andrew SamuelsTuesday 28th April 5.00pm Can psychotherapy, counselling and depth psychology contribute to securing the place of a green agenda at the heart of mainstream politics? Most of us want this, but, as many commentators agree, not enough progress is being made. Are there psychological reasons for this shortfall? Andrew Samuels argues that to… Continue reading COVID and Climate: Apocalypse and Alternatives

How to Save the World for Free

Natalie FeeMonday 23rd March 5.00pm Opening the festival’s Horizon Talks is award-winning environmental campaigner, author, speaker and founder of City to Sea Natalie Fee. She’ll be sharing her journey as a founder and change-maker,  as well as tips and ideas from her new book, How to Save the World for Free. We know that a better world is possible.… Continue reading How to Save the World for Free

Melting Minds – Does Climate Change Impact Mental Health?

Dr Emma LawranceWednesday 8th April 5.00pm Climate change has growing implications for every aspect of our society, but health impacts have only recently received significant attention. As more people witness the effects of the changing climate on their homes, communities and environments, or learn about future scenarios, more people are speaking out about the emotional… Continue reading Melting Minds – Does Climate Change Impact Mental Health?

Zero Emissions, Lifestyles, Values

Professor Julian Allwood Julian Allwood is Professor of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Cambridge. He worked for 10 years for Alcoa, prior to developing an academic career, initially at Imperial College, and from 2000 in Cambridge. In parallel with developing new manufacturing technologies for metals, he has built up a research group… Continue reading Zero Emissions, Lifestyles, Values

Compassion versus Consumerism

Charlotte ZamboniGlobal Action PlanMonday 30th March 5.00pm Natasha Parker, of environmental charity Global Action Plan, leads a discussion focussed on the damage of consumerism and how we can all use our compassionate side to challenge these harmful consumerist values. The discussion will raise the fundamental but tricky questions about the harms caused by consumerism. We… Continue reading Compassion versus Consumerism