In collaboration with The Tyndall Centre as part of their annual assembly.
Meet our panellists:
Jessie Greengrass is the author of climate fiction novel The High House, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. It tackles global warming head-on, conjuring a near-future vision of a flooded East Anglia.
Dr Ella Mershon is a lecturer in Victorian Literature at Newcastle University. She specializes in environmental approaches to nineteenth-century literature and science. Her work considers how the rise of fossil-fuel culture and the onset of climate change are reflected in Victorian literature. She is particularly interested in drawing connections between the smoggy Victorian past and our climate wrecked present.
Dr Katharine Steentjes is an environmental psychologist at Cardiff University, where she is currently working as a Co-Investigator at the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations. She has worked on several international research projects examining public perceptions of environmental risks (such as climate change), climate action and psychological factors underlying these views and actions.
David Thorpe is an award-winning writer of scripts, novels and non-fiction. An ex-Marvel writer, his prize-winning science fiction novel Hybrids was called “stunningly clever” by The Times. As a film and TV scriptwriter he co-founded the London Screenwriters Workshop. He also teaches a writing course, online and in his hometown.
This event is part of Life Science Centre's Science Speakeasy programme – a series in which important and often controversial topics are debated. No topic is taboo, so these events are not suitable for anyone who is easily offended! We do, however, ensure that all discussion is based on correct science to avoid the spread of misinformation. Questions to the panel are encouraged, or you can just sit back and enjoy the event.
Limited tickets available. Pay bar available on the evening.