Festival of Debate is a series of discussions, Q&As, artistic responses, keynote speeches and other public events in Sheffield. Featuring over 70 events of all shapes and sizes, 2019’s programme runs from the 19th of April to the 5th of June. This year’s Festival Strands are Who We Are, Living Together, Our Democracy, Our Planet and Looking Forward.
Every year Grantham Scholars put on their own exciting mini-series within Festival of Debate. They attract some of the best speakers going and always provoke thoughtful debate. And all Grantham Centre events are free.
2 May 2019, Thursday, 6 – 8 pm
Palm oil is almost everywhere – food, fuel or cosmetics – and its use probably leads to thousands of burnt forest and dying wildlife. So, certified palm oil comes to the rescue. But how sustainable is it? This event explores the implications of palm oil certification on the people, forests and wildlife.
Dr Johan Oldekop, University of Manchester
Michael Guindon, ZSL London
Maud Salber, RFUK
Monica Di Gregorio (University of Leeds)
Catherine Barton (Chester Zoo)
Professor Tony Ryan, University of Sheffield
Professor Lenny Koh, University of Sheffield
Kevin Vyse, On Package Recycling Label
Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield
Maya De Souza, DEFRA
Professor John Barry, Queen’s University Belfast
Alberto Huerta Morales, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dr Yannish Naik, The Health Foundation
In association with Festival of Debate and University of Sheffield Sustainability Committee
10 May, Friday , 6 -8 pm
Lecture Theatre 1, The Diamond
Grantham Scholars are also involved in ‘Our Planet’ Hub Day, which takes place on Saturday 11 May, 11.30am-6.30pm.
Further information about this event is available here: https://bit.ly/2VbNwXC