September, 12, 2018. Posted in News, Comment, Policy.
Plastic is not evil: what we do with it can be
Director of the Grantham Centre Professor Tony Ryan has spent his life working with plastic, and believes we need to be more nuanced in our understanding of this remarkable but – recently – much reviled material. As Professor Ryan recently […]
September, 4, 2018. Posted in News.
Going with the Flow: Bluedot Festival 2018
A group of Grantham Scholars went to the Bluedot festival to showcase how tracking our urban environment could lead to better, more sustainable cities. They took the MOBIUS (MOBIle Urban Sensing) van along with them, a mobile tracking vehicle manufactured […]
August, 22, 2018. Posted in The Grantham Scholars' Blog, Policy.
The politics of water: part two
Have you ever considered the politics of water? Grantham Scholar Naomi Oates studies the values and everyday practices of different actors involved in water supply. As part of this research project, Naomi has undertaken fieldwork in Balaka, Malawi, and here […]
August, 22, 2018. Posted in Events.
6th Sep 7pm Hedgehog Friendly Campus: launch event
Hedgehog Friendly Campus Launch: Special Guest Hugh Warwick Hedgehog Friendly Campus is a new behaviour change initiative which works with staff, students and the local community to transform Sheffield University campus into a hedgehog friendly environment. Come along to the […]
August, 22, 2018. Posted in News, Research.
new paper by Grantham Scholar: Intra-City Metabolism
Grantham Scholar Ling Min Tan has co-authored a paper published in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Ling Min’s research explores the fascinating concept of city metabolism, and the published paper summarises findings from an intra-city study. The paper is about the […]
August, 16, 2018. Posted in News.
Grantham Centre is looking for a new Associate Director!
*Please note that this opportunity is open to The University of Sheffield members of staff only.* We invite expressions of interest for the role of Associate Director in the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures (GCSF). Vision GCSF is central to […]
August, 7, 2018. Posted in News, The Grantham Scholars' Blog, Comment, Scholar comment.
Why is Activism our Moral Duty
The Grantham Centre is dedicated to empowering a new generation of expert activists – so we’re funding Grantham Scholar Mira Lieberman to go to the annual London Animal Rights March. Mira is a volunteer and activist and writes here about how […]
August, 7, 2018. Posted in News, Comment.
Football, Brexit and Heat: a Summer to Remember by Peter Horton
Chief Research Advisor for the Grantham Centre, Prof Peter Horton FRS, reflects on the summer of 2018 – and how Brexit is distracting the UK government from catastrophic climate change The summer 2018 will be remembered for three things. First, […]
August, 6, 2018. Posted in News, Research.
new paper published: Examining the Energy Performance Associated With Typical Pipe Unit Head Loss Thresholds
Grantham Supervisor Dr Vanessa Speight works in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, where she researches water quality transformations in drinking water distribution systems. She is also Managing Director of TWENTY65, an EPSRC-funded consortium with 6 universities and more than 70 […]
July, 30, 2018. Posted in News, Comment.
Establishing trust between researchers, government and the public
The journey from evidence to policy is inevitably complex and frequently becomes divisive as arguments rage about the validity and worth of the evidence presented. This is especially true in the “post-truth” era, where the opinions of experts are viewed […]