2015 Talks at Basingstoke Cafe Sci Nov 2015 - TED.com - Can the circular economy work? - a Stuff or Happiness conversation

THIS TALK IS TO BE RE-SCHEDULED INTO 2016 DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.  

THIS EVENING WE DISCUSSED TWO TED.COM TALKS ON THE SUBJECT OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND HAD A FEW BRIEF COMMENTS ON THE PREVIOUS DAYS CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH IN LONDON.

THE FIRST TED.COM TALK WAS "LET'S GO ALL IN-IN ON SELLING SUSTAINABILITY" BY STEVE HOWARD FROM IKEA WHO SPOKE AT THE TEDGlobal 2013 CONFERENCE IN EDINBURGH.

THE SECOND TED.COM TALK WAS "CRADLE TO CRADLE DESIGN" BY WILLIAM McDONOUGH WHO SPOKE AT THE TED2005 CONFERENCE IN MONTERAY, CALIFORNIA.

The speaker for the November 2015 meeting of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Prof Ian Williams, Head of the Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton.  Professor Williams will be discussing the topic of "Can the circular economy work? - a Stuff or Happiness conversation".  

A circular economy keeps resources in use for as long as possible, then recovers and regenerates materials at the end of their life. Can this really be made to work?

A thought-provoking evening with Prof Ian Williams, Head of the Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton

Biography:  Ian obtained his first degree in Chemistry from the University of Surrey in 1988 and a PhD in Public Attitudes to Air Pollution from Road Traffic from Middlesex University in 1995. He has been a lecturer at Middlesex University (1989-2000), the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan, 2000-2004) and the University of Southampton (UoS, 2005-present). He was the founder and Head of the Centre for Waste Management at the UCLan. He has appeared numerous times on broadcast media, including on BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth and Channel 4’s The World’s Weirdest Weather.

Venue:  The Tea Bar doors will be open from around 6.00pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. We will aim to finish around 9:00pm as usual, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker until around 10:00pm.

The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses and buy cakes before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is a free Science Interest Group organised and sponsored by the Active Hampshire Social Group.


 

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