“The Future of the Ocean: Health, Wealth and Biodiversity” Seminar at the University of Greenwich.

Our new seminar series starts this month! Sign up here!

Maritime at Greenwich

The Greenwich Maritime Centre is very proud to announce our first 2017-2018 seminar in collaboration with the Coastal and Marine Research Group:

“The Future of the Ocean: Health, Wealth and Biodiversity”

with Professor Steve Fletcher

Venue: University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, London SE10 9LS

Lecture Theatre QA080.

Tickets are free but please sign up using our Eventbrite form so we can keep control of the numbers: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-the-ocean-health-wealth-and-biodiversity-tickets-38078313260

There is increasing appreciation of the critical role the oceans play in human health and sustainable economic growth.  As is well known, the ocean provides the basic building blocks to support life through its regulation of climate and global temperature, but we are now also appreciating the role of the ocean in supporting the quality of our health through providing new drugs from the deep sea and spaces for relaxation, de-stressing, and personal restoration. In parallel, the…

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‘Ending the Era of Plastic Pollution’

A public talk by Louisa Casson, Greenpeace Oceans campaigner

Thursday 26 October, 6.00pm.

Venue: University of Greenwich, Room QA080, Queen Anne Court, Greenwich Maritime campus.

Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS

This will kick start the History & Environment Talks 2017-18 ​series (co-organised by the Raphael Samuel History Centre and Greenwich Maritime Centre).

LEG 4: Beluga II Ocean Plastic Pollution Tour in Scotland

Summary: Greenpeace has been campaigning for healthy oceans for several decades. Oceans are not only home to incredible marine life, but provide food for billions of people and regulate our shared climate. While plastic has only been produced at scale since the 1950s, plastic pollution is now one of the greatest threats facing our oceans. As campaigns ramp up to end the era of single-use plastic, the tide is beginning to turn. Join us to discuss the changes we need to see to stop the flow of plastic into the ocean, from governments taking action on microbeads and plastic bags, to major businesses recognising the risk for their brand if they continue to pump out throwaway plastic, from governments taking action on microbeads and plastic bags to major businesses recognising the risk for their brand if they continue to pump out throwaway plastic.

Download and share the PDF flyer here

 

Further info at: http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/gmc/seminar-series/the-raphael-samuel-history-centre

The Maritime Origins of Abolition: The Case of Benjamin Lay, Quaker and ‘Common Sailor’

This series, convened by the National Maritime Museum and held at the Institute of Historical Research, explores humankind’s relationship with the sea through museum and archive collections. At is heart is the idea that our history is entwined with the maritime world and that people’s lives have always been shaped by the sea. Bringing together established names and new researchers, the series draws upon a range of different approaches to encourage debate and discussion.

26 October 2017

Professor Marcus Rediker

University of Pittsburgh

The Maritime Origins of Abolition: The Case of Benjamin Lay, Quaker and ‘Common Sailor’

Location: The Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU

*This seminar will start at 17:30 in The Chancellor’s Hall and will take on a Thursday rather than a Tuesday.*

Please visit our website for more information and links:

http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/gmc/seminar-series/maritime-history-and-culture-seminars

 

Exploring Maritime Kent on Film

Exploring Maritime Kent on Film

6:30 p.m. 18th October 2017

A talk by Frank Gray, Screen Archive South East

Kent History and Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone ME14 1LQ

Download and share the flyer here

To book: call 03000 416438 or email archives@kent.gov.uk

Admission Fee £5

www.kent.gov.uk/archives

‘all that rag-tag and bobtail from town’

‘all that rag-tag and bobtail from town’: seaside reading for Londoners, from Dickens to Barbara Cartland

6:30pm 11th October 2017

A talk by Carolyn Oulton, Canterbury Christ Church University

Kent History and Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone ME14 1LQ

Download and share the flyer here

To book: Call 03000 416438 or email archives@kent.gov.uk

Admission fee £5

www.kent.gov.uk/archives

‘A Plaice for Everything’ Talk by GMC’s Director Dr Tim Acott

‘People, Plaice and Chips: Fisheries and sense of place.’ The management of fisheries tends to focus on economic and biological factors with cultural issues often neglected.

Dr Tim Acott FRGS, Director of the Greenwich Maritime Centre, puts forward the idea that sense of place can be used to make visible a range of social and cultural values that emerge from the process of marine fishing.

He will give a talk, ‘People, Plaice and Chips: Fisheries and sense of place’ at the Fleur hall at 7.30pm on Monday, 20  November.

For more information and links for tickets: http://www.favershamsociety.info/talks/a-plaice-for-everything/

And for more information on The Faversham Society please visit their website: http://www.favershamsociety.org/ 

 

Second BSA Conference on Society, Environment and Human Health

An event by the BSA Environment & Health and Climate Change Study Groups

27 October 2017 (10am–4.30pm)
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Keynote speaker: Dr Ben Wheeler (University of Exeter) – ‘Natural Environments, Health and Inequalities: Evidence and Policy

We invite you to this day conference, which will explore current social research and theoretical perspectives upon the environment and health.

There are intricate interactions between the natural environment and human health and wellbeing.  This wide-ranging research area thus presents an important agenda for social analysis across the multi-disciplinary areas of environment and human health, and for public policy and activity.

Building on our successful conference in 2016, the second BSA conference on Society, Environment and Human Health will explore current social research and theory on this topic.  Papers include discussion of:

  • Social theories of environment and human health and/or wellbeing.
  • Climate change and human health.
  • Human rights, environment and health.
  • Experiences of environmental interactions with wellbeing.

Submissions for this event are now closed; a detailed event programme will be available shortly on the BSA web site.

For more details and links to register please visit: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/second-bsa-conference-on-society-environment-and-human-health/