Imperial College London
Talks: Lectures by Imperial academics , available for groups of up to 50 students.
11:00 - 11:40 - A Big history of Science and Technology by Dr Michael Weatherburn
Our daily life and work is underpinned by vast amounts of scientific research and technological innovation. Currently filled with discussions of innovation and newness, we are told that technology will dramatically transform education and work. History provides an important lens onto how science and technology work: the stories we tell ourselves and others, the historical sources which survive, the conditions for scientific and technological success, the importance of teams and networks, and, perhaps most challenging, understanding how the present acts on the past. Drawing on Dr Weatherburn's extensive research into these questions, this lecture will examine these aspects of science and technology and more.
13:00 - 13:40 - Climate Change - science, scary stuff and solutions by Dr Neil Jennings
Dr Neil Jennings will discuss the challenge posed by climate change and the potential solutions to this global issue. He will cover the science behind our changing climate, how temperatures changed in the past, how we have changed our climate over the last 150 years and what changes may lie ahead. He will then look at the action that is being taken to tackle climate change – how new technologies and political action inspired by young people are coming together to hopefully avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
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Four available sessions lasting 40 minutes, for groups of 20.
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