Please Note: This seminar series has finished. For information on our current seminar series please see our Seminar Series webpage.

All seminars will be held in the the A J Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 4-6pm on Mondays and Thursdays, unless indicated otherwise below. For further information please contact

Week 1: 4pm, Monday 11 October 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE

Why the common sense of building sustainable urban infrastructure is continuously frustrated: case studies from Australia.

Professor Phillip O'Neill, University of Western Sydney.

Week 4: 4pm, Monday 1 November 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE

Are climate scientists their own worst enemies?

Professor Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, UEA.

Week 5: 4pm, Thursday 11 November 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE

Predicting conservation need in an era of unprecedented environmental change.

Dr Jeremy Kerr, Visiting Research Associate, SoGE, Oxford.

Week 6: 4pm, Monday 15 November 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE

Event and anticipation: governing emergencies in UK civil contingencies.

Dr Ben Anderson, University of Durham, and Dr Peter Adey, University of Keele.

Week 6: 4pm, Thursday 18 November 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE

Strange witness. Rachel Whiteread's Art of the Immemorial.

Dr Paul Harrison, Durham.

Week 7: 4pm, Monday 22 November 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE

Late Quaternary aeolianite formation and aeolian dynamics in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Professor David Nash, University of Brighton.

Week 7: 4pm, Thursday 25 November 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE

Title to be confirmed.

Dr Richard Grenyer, SoGE, Oxford.

Week 8: 4pm, Monday 29 November 2010, A J Herbertson Room, SoGE

Global green best practice? The institutional stickiness of low carbon building design.

Dr James Faulconbridge, Lancaster University.