Myths and Realities
Next event in this ever-popular series of public debates held in conjunction with the British Library and the ESRC:
Sustainable Lifestyles: Great in theory, impossible in practice?
Tuesday 7th February 6.30-8pm at the British Library Conference Centre, Euston Road, London.
NEW: Download the programme and speaker biographies here.
Pressure on the world's resources means we are increasingly encouraged to consume less power, water, even food. But few of us make more than minimal efforts to change our own behaviour. Join leading academics to discuss how evidence can help the development of policies to help us move towards more sustainable lifestyles.
- Chair: Drs Astrid Wissenburg, Director of Partnerships and Communications, ESRC
- Ian Christie, Research Fellow and Co-ordinator, Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group, Centre for Environmental strategy, University of Surrey.
- Professor Dale Southerton, Director Sustainable Practices Research Group, University of Manchester
Tickets: £7.50 / £5 (concessions)
To reserve your place, visit: www.bl.uk
To download a flyer (pdf) click here.
Security and Surveillance: Has it gone too far?
Tuesday 13th March 6.30pm-8pm at the British Library Conference Centre, Euston Road, London
Increased surveillance, security checks and CCTV are all increasingly deployed to support efforts to fight crime and terrorism. Recent reports suggest there are almost two million CCTV cameras in the UK: one for every 32 of us. But what impact do these cameras have on crime, on our perceptions of our own personal security, and on civil liberties?"
More information to come.
Podcasts of previous events are available from the British Library website at: