Leading scientists to speak at Green Breakfasts

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Five leading international scientists, a former director of CERN and the Chairman of the Royal Society ‘Future Earth’ Group  are among the speakers in the latest series of Oxford’s popular Green Breakfast events.

The popular Green Breakfasts are a series of talks on environmental topics held in the spring and autumn of each year, hosted at Blake Morgan’s Oxford offices.

This series has been jointly organised by Oxford law firm Blake Morgan and AgileOx, a new initiative launched by Oxford University to promote interaction and enterprise between researchers and local partners around Oxfordshire’s environmental issues.

There will be five events before the end of the year:

Wednesday, October 22: Professor Yadvinder Malhi, leader of Oxford’s Ecosystems Laboratory and director of the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, will speak on “A brief and energetic history of a human-dominated planet”.

Wednesday, November 5: Professor Jim Hall, director of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and co-chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation for Development’s task force on the economics of water security and sustainable growth, will speak on “Water Security, Risk and Economic Growth”.

Wednesday, November 12: Dr John Ingram, leader of Oxford’s Food Systems Programme and chairman of the Royal Society/British Academy “Future Earth” Group, will speak on “Food Security and Planetary Boundaries: a two-way street”.

Wednesday, November 26: Professor Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith, Director of Energy Research at Oxford University and a former Director of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider, will speak on “The Energy Challenge and Transformative Change”.

Wednesday, December 10: Professor Myles Allen, leader of the Oxford Global Science Programme and climateprediction.net, the world’s largest climate modelling experiment, will give a talk titled “Christmas Climate Special”.

Blake Morgan corporate finance partner Nicola McConville, who is leading the events, said: “The Green Breakfasts are extremely popular among local businesses, local government, local professionals and local academics and we are delighted with the line-up this autumn.

“There are always plenty of opportunities for discussions, questions and debate and I am very much looking forward to welcoming our guests this year.”

The events all start at 7.30am for breakfast and coffee, followed by speakers at 8am, and draw to a close by 9am.

They are free to attend but guests are asked to register by contacting Louise Preston at Blake Morgan at louise.preston@blakemorgan.co.uk