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University of Bristol Taster Lectures: Facing a World in Crisis
Are you concerned about the climate challenges our world faces, and keen to learn how science can help us address them? Our world-leading geography department is putting on an exciting lecture series aimed at students in the final years of their secondary schooling.

If you attend all three lectures you will receive a University of Bristol Attendance Certificate.

Wednesday 27 January, 10:30 am to 11:30 am GMT
Climate Change: What do we know, and what can we do?
Professor Dan Lunt is an expert in climate change science, and in this talk he will examine the science behind the headlines.
This event is now finished. You can watch a recording at bristol.ac.uk/study/virtual-bristol/international

Wednesday 3 February, 1​0:30 am to 11:30 a​m GMT
Our Shrinking Cryosphere
Dr Christopher Williamson has a research interest in marine and freshwater algae. This lecture looks at our melting ice sheets as a result of global warming, and the consequences of this rapid environmental change.

Wednesday 10 February, 10:30 am to 11:30 am GMT
(Un)Natural Hazards
Dr Ed Atkins' research explores how sustainability and decarbonisation policies can be made fairer and more inclusive. In this lecture he looks at the interplay between social factors and natural hazards and will present two recent case studies: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and the wildfires in California.
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