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- What future for universities? Coronavirus upends higher learning May 26, 2020
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- Climate activism in the age of COVID-19 May 26, 2020
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- The changes and challenges of modern news media | Ted Koppel May 26, 2020
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- How Trump leverages Twitter to spread misinformation May 26, 2020
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- “We are a critical workforce”: Immokalee farmworkers decry Trump’s proposed wage cuts May 26, 2020
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Daily Archives: April 10, 2017
Published on Nov 30, 2015
Oxford Martin School 10th Anniversary Lecture
About the speaker
Lord Martin Rees is a member of the Oxford Martin School Advisory Council; Fellow of Trinity College; and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal and also Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and at Leicester University. He is Co-Founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.
After studying at the University of Cambridge, he held post-doctoral positions in the UK and the USA, before becoming a professor at Sussex University. In 1973, he became a fellow of King’s College and Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge (continuing in the latter post until 1991) and served for ten years as director of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy. From 1992 to 2003 he was a Royal Society Research Professor, and then from 2004 to 2012, Master of Trinity College. In 2005 he was appointed to the House of Lords, and he was President of the Royal Society for the period 2005-10. He is a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy, and several other foreign academies.
His awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Balzan International Prize, the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (AAS/AIP), the Bower Award for Science of the Franklin Institute, the Cosmology Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation, the Einstein Award of the World Cultural Council and the Crafoord Prize (Royal Swedish Academy). He has been president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1994-95) and the Royal Astronomical Society (1992-94) and a trustee of the British Museum, NESTA, the Kennedy Memorial Trust, the National Museum of Science and Industry, and the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is currently on the Board of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, the Cambridge Gates Trust, and has served on many bodies connected with education, space research, arms control and international collaboration in science.
He is the author or co-author of more than 500 research papers, mainly on astrophysics and cosmology, as well as eight books (six for general readership), and numerous magazine and newspaper articles on scientific and general subjects.
In this lecture, Lord Rees will turn his focus to the future of technology and its impact on the world.
Oxford Martin School,
University of Oxford
Transitions to Sustainability – A research platform to explore sustainable futures on our finite planet
You can “click” picture below for an introduction to the Transition-Studies.Net research platform for citizen research on climate change and global sustainability issues.
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- Advice for Young Scholars….[ interview excerpt – VOX Oxford]
- Transcending the Institutions We Inherit and Create: Climate Change and System Change in the Anthropocene
- Overcoming the Multiple Legacies of European Colonialism: Can The West Survive Its Most Cherished Historical Myths?
- Hominid Exceptionalism and the Intrinsic Limit of Human Power in Earth’s Ecosystem
- Statements from the United Nations + Critique of Growth Economics
- Envisioning a Sustainable Future: Managing and Protecting the Environment | Harvard Extension School
- Some Recent Videoblog Posts from the Cambridge Climate Research Associates
- Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene: Clive Hamilton
- VOX – Voices from Oxford – Tim Weiskel
- What Are Transition Studies? – Why are they needed?
Published on Jun 30, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Published on Mar 14, 2017
Truthdig columnist and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges addresses fascism and the rise of the Trump war machine in the keynote speech at the “After Trump and Pussy Hats” event in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 3, 2017.
Published on Apr 9, 2017
During joint surveillance between Greenpeace and the Guinean fisheries inspection CNSP, shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels. One of the vessels, as well as a third vessel, also had illegally altered fishing nets on board. The two vessels with shark fins on board have been fined €250,000 each, while the third vessel has been fined €350,000. The catch of all vessels has been seized by Guinean authorities. Apart from the shark fins, Greenpeace also found numerous carcasses of sharks including hammerhead sharks, an endangered species, and manta rays on board several vessels