Museum Lectures

Museum Lecture: Climate Change & South West

Tuesday 29th June at Mathews Hall

We do hope you will be able to join us for this very topical lecture. This will be our first ‘live’ lecture of the season. To ensure we meet any ongoing social distancing rules we are holding this event at Matthews Hall. John Bryant is Professor Emeritus of Biosciences at Exeter University. A well-known speaker, writer and broadcaster on science, bioethics, and science. His research was mainly focussed on various aspects of DNA and genes. Although a career lab scientist, John has retained a passion for nature and the environment that goes back to childhood. He also has a keen interest in bioethics,  the ethical issues arising from modern science and medicine, and in the relationship between religion and science. He writes, speaks and broadcasts on a range of issues that arise from his interests. John is a past-President of the Society for Experimental Biology and a former Chair of Christians in Science. He was a Visiting Research Associate at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA and Visiting Professor of Molecular Biology at West Virginia State University, USA.

The Lecture will look briefly at the changes in our climate going back to the industrial revolution. It will then focus on the local and regional environmental effects of climate change and look at future prospects for our environment based on different levels of CO2 emissions.  Entry is free, although donations are welcome. Limited places available.

Doors Open 11.30 for a noon start.