'Environmentalism and Social Justice: When do they coincide, when do they collide?'
Wednesday 21 February 2007
21 February 2007
Sir D O Evans Lecture
‘Environmentalism and Social Justice: When do they coincide, when do they collide?'
George Monbiot will deliver this year's Sir D O Evans Lecture on Wednesday the 21st of February at 7pm A12, Hugh Owen Building. The title of the lecture will be ‘Environmentalism and Social Justice: When do they coincide, when do they collide?’ All welcome.
A weekly columnist for The Guardian newspaper, George Monibot is a leftwing journalist, academic and an environmental and political activist in the United Kingdom.
He was educated at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire and then he studied Zoology at Brasenose College, Oxford. After graduating, he joined the BBC’s Natural History Unit as a radio producer, making natural history and environmental programmes. On leaving the BBC, he went to work as an investigative journalist, travelling in Indonesia, Brazil and East Africa.
His activities led him to being made persona non grata in several countries and being sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia in Indonesia. He came back to work in Britain after being pronounced clinically dead in a hospital in north-western Kenya having contracted cerebral malaria.
He published his first book Poisoned Arrows in 1989 and since then has published six books. His most recent book is Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning which was published in 2006. In this book, Monibot argues that a 90% reduction in carbon emissions is necessary in developed countries in order to prevent disastrous changes to the climate.
He is married to Angharad Penrhyn Jones and they have one daughter, Hanna.