Media appearances and talks

This is the Media appearances and talks section of my website. Here you will find a collection of some of the public appearances, philosophy lectures, and television interviews that I have accumulated in my career to date.

BBC Radio Norfolk appearance 07-08-2018

On the 31st of July I received an invitation to debate a climate change denier on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. I refused to do this on the principle that there is no debate to be had over whether climate change is happening, and did a Tweet that went viral about my refusal.

Ashish Kothari - Alternative Futures in India discussion

Ashish Kothari discusses his new book with me, 'Alternative Futures: India Unshackled' and GEJ Group, and its contribution to environmental justice scholarship. Seminar organised and run by the Global Environmental Justice Group at UEA on 30.01.2018

Philosophy for Our Times Podcast, 'The Illusion of Sense' with Hilary Lawson, Rupert Read, and Ophelia Deroy

From bats to beetles, animals sense the world differently in order to survive. Yet we think seeing and feeling tell us how things really are. Might our senses be radically limited? Are science and logic routes to escape our sensory limitations, or is feeling the rain on our skin the closest we get to truth?

Cognitive neuroscientist Ophelia Deroy, philosopher and author of Philosophy for Life Rupert Read, and closure theorist Hilary Lawson confront the limits of perception.

Seeding a civilisation to succeed this one

I gave this talk at the Climate and Apocalypse conference on June 29, 2017. This is one of the more intense presentations I've given. In it I consider reasons why our society may well fail to address the ecological crises in time, and what this would mean for possible future societies.

Rupert Read discusses Jeremy Corbyn's victory

Here is a speech I gave at Emannuel College to the Cambridge Green Party, in which I reflect on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership election and what this means for the Green Party. I have subsequently published a number of blog pieces discussing this issue. For example, this piece in The Ecologist, and this piece co-authored with Baroness Jenny Jones in the ibtimes.

Thanks to Antony Carpen for filming.

2015 Cambridge Green Party manifesto launch

Here is BBC Look East's coverage of the Cambridge Green Party's local manifesto launch. The full manifesto can be accessed here. The manifesto was launched in the run up to the 2015 General Election, where I stood as the MP-candidate for Cambridge.

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