23 October 2017: Sustainable Futures Symposium 2017

Posted on September 21, 2017 in Events by . Share this article

Keynote speaker: Joanna Haigh, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment, The Grantham Institute at Imperial College

Monday 23 October, 9am-5.30pm
Registration from 8.30am, afternoon tea from 4.30pm

Firth Hall, Firth Court
The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN


The theme of the symposium this year is FEWER – Food, Energy, Water and Environmental Research. The event will showcase multidisciplinary sustainability research across every Faculty. This will give researchers across the University of Sheffield the chance to network with Grantham Scholars and Supervisors. Academics, researchers, research-related staff and postgraduate students are all welcome.


Firth Hall, Firth Court, The University of Sheffield
8.30am-9am: Registration & coffee

9.00am-10am: ‘Food’: Talks by Grantham supervisors & scholars
Jill Edmondson – Animal and Plant Sciences
‘Feeding the city: understanding allotment own-growing for local food security’

Christian Reynolds – Geography
‘Is it possible to cook a sustainable Sunday roast?’

Felix Lim – Animal and Plant Sciences
‘Perverse market outcomes of conservation policies’

10am-10.40am: ‘Environmental Research’: Talks by Grantham supervisors & scholars
Dan Brockington – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID)
‘Data, livelihoods and environmental change in data poor contexts’

Jill Atkins – Management School
‘Exploring extinction accounting and engagement: Building an Ark’

10.40am-11am: Break & refreshments

11am-11.20am: ‘Environmental Research’: Talk by Grantham scholar
Sally Faulkner – Urban Studies and Planning
‘The impact of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and migration on community dynamics and social relationships in Peru’

11.20am-12pm: Talks by former Project Sunshine students
Tom Sydney – Tessella Ltd.
‘Chemistry to software engineering: academic research to consultancy’

Lewis Cletheroe – Civil Service
Title to be confirmed

12pm-1pm: Lunch & poster session

1pm-2pm: Keynote talk by Joanna Haigh, Co-Director at Grantham Institute for Climate Change & Environment
‘The Grantham Institute at Imperial College – the first ten years’

2pm-2.40pm: ‘Water’: Talks by Grantham supervisors
Julie Jones – Geography
‘Water: Past, present and future’

Julie Gray – Animal and Plant Sciences
‘Fewer Stomata – Improved Crop Water Use Efficiency’

2.40pm-3pm: Break & refreshments

3pm-4pm: ‘Energy’: Talks by Grantham supervisors & scholars
Danielle Densley Tingley – Civil and Structural Engineering
Reducing whole life energy (and carbon) of the built environment’

Ben Hughes – Energy2050
Using traditional techniques to cool the Qatar 2022 World Cup’

Guy Mayneord – Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
‘Understanding the conversion of solar energy to biological material’

4pm-4.30pm: Talk by James Wilsdon, Grantham Centre Associate Director
The semantics of sustainability: lessons from the Nexus Network for transdisciplinary research’

4.30pm: Afternoon tea