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photo of melting sea ice Reading Fringe festival – Climate Symposium  27 July 2018

CLIMATE SYMPOSIUM: “A WORLD WITHOUT…..” This Friday, 27th July – 1pm – I’m very excited to be joining Fiona Talkington (BBC Radio 3 presenter and festival curator), and 3 other panelists to talk about “ice, climate change, silence, darkness and beyond”. It’s going to be a really interesting cross-over between what I’ve been doing as …

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poster Ground source heat pumps for Reading  11 November 2017

This ‘Reading Climate Forum’ event was held at on  20 November 2017, in the conference hall at RISC – 35 London Street, Reading.   Rayner Mayer (Sciotech) – explained the need for ground source heat pumps in Reading, and the opportunity we have to take advantage of the chalk that underlies the town. Chris Beales …

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poster The effect of architecture on urban design  

Professor Lorraine Farrelly – Thursday 17th November 2016 “The effect of Architecture and Urban design on new buildings and refurbishments to achieve low environmental impact” Professor Lorraine Farrelly has adopted our suggested topic for a School of Architecture public meeting. Thursday 17th November 2016. 6:00 pm in the School of Architecture Building, London Road campus, …

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poster How to save on space-heating  10 November 2017

This is the first of our Autumn 2016 series of public talks related to climate change. Tony Cowling and Ian Gough will be giving practical steps on how to save energy in our homes. They will be giving practical advice on retro-fitting domestic energy-saving measures, including: Insulation (loft, CWI, EWI, IWI) Building fabric Heating controls …

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poster Climate justice and sustainable development – an interactive discussion  8 November 2017

Rayner Mayer – 29 June 2016 Dr Rayner Mayer (from Sciotech Projects and University of Reading) hosted a lively discussion on the ethics related to climate change. He introduced the following 3 topics, after which the audience debated the issues. Climate Justice: In the first section, Rayner introduced the concept of Climate Justice. He reminded …

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poster Climate Change impacts on food security – learning from past shocks  25 May 2016

Dr Jacob Bishop – 25 May 2016 Dr Jacob Bishop of the University of Reading University talked to us about “What is global food security?”: future global food security which will require more than just increasing crop production how global food might security be impacted by climate change extreme weather events using past examples of …

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