Past events

28 May

Energy Seminar – Week 6 TT24: Rethinking Energy: How technology is turbocharging the green revolution

Greg Jackson

THIS IS AN IN PERSON ONLY EVENT Summary: Energy is one of the final frontiers of digitisation. It is also the industry which holds the most promise for transformation to deliver a greener, cheaper, fairer world. Growing from zero to thirteen billion dollars of revenue in eight years, Octopus Energy is now the UK’s biggest electricity supplier and rapidly growing around [...]

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Seminar | Week 6
23 May

Net Zero is coming home. What we can do as college, communities and citizens

Dr Phil Grunewald, Supernumerary Research Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science, AJ Hudson, DPhil Student in Geography and the Environment, Thomas O’Callaghan Brown, MSc Student in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

The Oriel Environmental Group’s Trinity talk, will be given by Dr Phil Grünewald, Supernumerary Research Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science; AJ Hudson, Current DPhil Student in Geography and the Environment, and Thomas O’Callaghan Brown, MSc Student in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. They will be speaking on “Net Zero is coming home. What we can do as college, communities and [...]

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21 May

Energy Seminar – Week 5 TT24: Nuclear: Why small is beautiful

Andrew Murdoch

THIS IS AN INPERSON AND ONLINE EVENT Summary: Why are Small Modular Reactors the future for nuclear? For one, their reduced scale and off-site manufacturability: a key factor that reduces the expenses and extended timelines linked to large-scale reactors. This also brings a reduction of financial risk – a result of simplified commercial deployment – which creates a more attractive prospect [...]

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Seminar | Week 5
20 May

Navigating Net Zero: Understanding the Role of Hydrogen

various speakers

Join UKRI for their myth busting webinar series, running 20 May – 16 July 2024, ‘Navigating Net Zero: Understanding the Role of Hydrogen’, as they uncover the latest innovations and case studies across the hydrogen supply chain working to accelerate the UK’s pathway to Net Zero. With hydrogen playing a crucial role in achieving Net Zero, these sessions will provide valuable [...]

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17 May

Just energy transition in the Amazon: contributions and interdisciplinary dialogue

Laura Rival

Just energy transition in the Amazon: contributions and interdisciplinary dialogue between engineering, and human and social sciences This event is in Portuguese and English with simultaneous translation. This is a hybrid event but if you are attending in person please register for the online event too and bring a phone and headphones, as you will need this to hear the translation [...]

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14 May

Energy Seminar – Week 4 TT24: Substitution of the Suez Canal and Bab El Mandeb Strait with the new Mesopotamian Canal. Bypassing the Strait of Hormuz.

Xhevair Ngjeqari

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND MAY BE RESCHEDULED IN MICHAELMAS TERM 2024 Summary: Since 1869, reliance on maritime global trade, spanning from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal, Bab el Mandeb, and the Strait of Hormuz, has faced persistent challenges due to geopolitical tensions. The blockade of the Suez Canal from March 23 to 29, [...]

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07 May

Energy Seminar – Week 3 TT24: Leveraging the campus as a test bed for climate and sustainability leadership: Catalysing learning, imagination, and impact

Julie Newman

THIS IS AN IN PERSON EVENT Summary: Future climate and sustainability leadership within higher education and at MIT seeks to transcend traditional academic silos and drive toward new ways of learning, innovation, collaboration and an unwavering commitment to address the urgent global challenges created by climate change.  Dr Newman will present the model she launched at MIT built on a scales [...]

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Seminar | Week 3
02 May

The Challenge of Emissions

Dr Eric Toone

Zero Institute Event Keynote Lecture: The Challenge of Emissions Modern prosperity is based on ready access to cheap abundant energy – energy that produces goods and services and moves those goods and services to where they are needed. Today the energy on which our society is based is extracted almost exclusively from a store of carbon-based fossil materials. That extraction results in the [...]

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30 Apr

Energy Seminar – Week 2 TT24: Sustainable Energy in Refugee Camps: Technologies, Politics, and Governance

Dr Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen

THIS IS AN INPERSON AND ONLINE EVENT Summary: Energy is everywhere in refugee camps: in the homes, businesses, and community spaces of refugees. However, this topic is rarely discussed in academic or practitioner contexts. To understand more about this important issue, this seminar will present ethnographic research from the journal article on the ‘Secret Life of Energy in Refugee Camps’, as [...]

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Seminar | Week 2