The Grantham Scholars

Free Sustainability Webinars

Everybody is welcome to our free sustainability webinars. Starting in May 2021, topics include soil health, sustainable water and housing.

Every year the Grantham Scholars put on a series of free sustainability talks. For 2021 these will be virtual events. Featuring experts from around the world with a range of skills and knowledge, these webinars are a chance to explore the cutting edge of sustainability.

And best of all they are free and open to everybody! In order to get your tickets follow the Eventbrite links below.

Because we’re going to report on these events through Twitter, you can find us there and follow along. So join us there and use the event hashtags to take part in the conversation.

 

Current state of water sustainability: policy, campaigning and research

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Wednesday 12 May 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 BST

Follow this link to get your tickets on Eventbrite.

Speakers from Defra will present on current water sustainability policy and future plans. Then Waterwise will explore human behaviour to find ways to communicate. And research from Stellenbosch University will show what we should aim for when setting water sustainability goals.

We’re delighted to have a fantastic group of speakers for this event. So a big thanks to Kate Marx: Waterwise Campaigns and Social Research Manager. Heinz Jacobs: Professor at Stellenbosch University, who specialises in water. And from Defra Emma Phillimore (head of future water policy) and Bryony Thorpe.

Grantham Scholars organised this event.  If you want to find out more about their research, then follow the links to their project page: Vaida Suslovaite, Sergio Edgar Mauricio Poco Aguilar, Laura Stefanini, Weijiang Yu

 

Biking back to work: Progress towards cycle access for everyone

Monday 17 May 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 BST

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What are the barriers that different groups face to cycling to work? And what steps can be taken to address these?

Speakers: Darren Hardwick, Sustainable Travel Manager at the University of Sheffield. Pete Zanzottera is an Active Travel Project Director for the Sheffield City Region. And Matt Cox and Beth Grylls from Birmingham Bike Foundry.

Grantham Scholars organised this event. If you want to find out more about their research, then follow the links to their project page: Peter Tuckett and Remy Veness.

 

How can we enable sustainable innovation in the UK housing supply?

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Tuesday 25 May 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 BST

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This webinar will explore innovation in the housing sector. Presenters will speak about projects that promote innovation in housing provision. Following this will be a Q&A discussion.

Speakers for this event represent a wide range of expertise in housing. We have Claude Hendrickson (among other things, Claude is an accredited community led housing adviser working across Leeds and West Yorkshire). Also, we have Tim Crabtree, whose main focus is the Raise the Roof project. And with them is Kat Quigley a Social Investment Manager for Nationwide Building Society.

Grantham Scholars organised this event. If you want to find out more about their research, then follow the links to their project page: Charles Gillott, Philippa Hughes, Will Mihkelson, Abraham Mariech

 

What lies beneath? The hidden world in soil that feeds our planet

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Friday 28 May 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 BST

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At this event, we’ll hear from a range of experts about the importance of soil biodiversity and its role in food security. Our speakers work across the globe on research, policy and implementation. They’ll cover the latest research, including how soil biodiversity-friendly agricultural techniques are already being used successfully.

There’s another great panel for this event. For example, Rosa Cuevas Corona, from FAO Global Soil Partnership. And joining her is Dr Sunita Sangar, Independent Research Consultant. Finally, Zachary Barton from the Kamala Foundation.

Grantham Scholars organised this event. If you want to find out more about their research, then follow the links to their project page: Mary Eliza, Oscar Morton, Dharma Sapkota, Jocelyn Sze, Mengyuan Qian

 

More free sustainability webinars

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