George Monbiot – ‘Enivornmental Breakdown – and how to stop it’ – GPES Annual Lecture 2019. Oxford Brookes University. @ Oxford Brookes, Gipsy Lane Campus - Clerici Building - SKW Hall (Flat)
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
George Monbiot - 'Enivornmental Breakdown - and how to stop it' - GPES Annual Lecture 2019. Oxford Brookes University. @ Oxford Brookes, Gipsy Lane Campus - Clerici Building - SKW Hall (Flat)

The Global Politics, Economy and Society (GPES) Research Centre at Oxford Brookes will be hosting its first annual lecture, given by the writer and activist George Monbiot. All welcome, but please book via the registration link.

The Battle for the Green Belt @ Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Battle for the Green Belt @ Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall

Organised by Oxford Civic Society @oxcivicsoc. Should we prioritise the Green Belt or new homes for Oxford? In this, the first of a series of public debates to mark the 50th anniversary of Oxford Civic Society, Bob Price, former leader of the City Council, will argue that the release of Green Belt land to meet housing need can benefit the common good without undermining the enduring purposes of the Green Belt. His view will be keenly contested by Mike Tyce, Trustee of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Oxfordshire. The audience will have a chance to have their say before the two opposing speakers wind up the debate.

Doors open 7.00pm; debate starts 7.30pm. Tickets required – no entry on the door.

Tickets for this event are £7 via Eventbrite – see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-battle-for-the-green-belt-tickets-54594574843

“Africa in transformation: economic development in the age of doubt” with Prof Carlos Lopes @ Oxford Martin School
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Carlos Lopes will deliver an overview of the critical development issues facing the African continent today. He will talk about a blueprint of policies to address issues, and an intense, heartfelt meditation on the meaning of economic development in the age of democratic doubts, identity crises, global fears and threatening issues of sustainability.

This talk will be followed by a book signing and drinks reception, all welcome.

Caroline Criado-Perez – Invisible Women @ Blackwell's Bookshop
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Blackwell’s to hear writer and campaigner, Caroline Criado-Perez discuss her latest book, Invisible Women.

Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you’re a woman.

Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives.

Award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the impact this has on their health and well-being. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.

“City region food systems: potential for impacting planetary boundaries and food security” with Dr Mike Hamm @ Oxford Martin School
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

This is a joint event with the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

Dr Mike Hamm will explore the opportunity for regional food systems in-and-around cities for mutual benefit. He will approach a number of issues – including vertical farming, bio-geochemical cycles, water use, new entry farmers, and healthy food provisioning – embedded in the notion of city region food systems with reference to supply/demand dynamics.

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome