The Vice-Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Research Forum: Environment and Energy

Time: 15:30 to 17:30

Date: Monday 1 July 2013

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Tinbergen Building, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

Cross-disciplinary research is a key element underpinning Oxford’s contributions to challenges that face society in the 21st century. Priority 2 of the University’s draft Strategic Plan is ‘to build on Oxford’s multiple disciplinary strengths and enable collaboration in new and developing areas.’ The Oxford Networks for the Environment seek to bring together the University’s expertise in science, technology, business, and society to address the complex, converging challenges of energy, water, and food security, climate change and threats to biodiversity.

Registration

The event is open to university staff and postgraduate research students. Please register at:
http://oxfordnetworksenvironment.eventbrite.co.uk/#

The objectives of the forum are to:

  • Raise awareness of environment and energy research across the university
  • Showcase the activity of the Oxford Networks for the Environment for facilitating and promoting collaborative research in these areas.
  • Propose and discuss steps to be taken to strengthen Oxford’s interdisciplinary environmental and energy research
  • Highlight possible funding sources
  • Identify opportunities to influence policy and business nationally and globally

Programme

15:30 Welcome: Professor Alex Halliday

Oxford’s achievements and the opportunities in Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) thematic areas:

  • Energy: Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith
  • Climate: Professor Gideon Henderson
  • Water: Professor Jim Hall
  • Biodiversity: Professor Kathy Willis
  • Food: Professor Charles Godfray

Integrating across the ONE networks: Professor Jim Hall

Discussion: Chair: Sir John Beddington

Strengthening interdisciplinary environment and energy research: Professor Ian Walmsley, Professor Roger Goodman

17:20 Closing Remarks: Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton

Drinks and networking


The Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) are mobilising the University’s expertise in science, technology, business, and society. The networks are enabling Oxford to find solutions to the complex, converging challenges of energy, water, and food security, climate change and threats to biodiversity. ONE will contribute to humanity’s capacity to make sustainable use of our natural resources for the benefit of all people and for the natural world. For further information, visit http://www.one.ox.ac.uk/

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