Upcoming Public Events

I try to keep this page updated for two months ahead. All these events are public, although some may require registration. I am open to invitations or suggestions for giving talks. I am especially interested in giving talks on the spiritual dimension of the long ecological emergency, a topic on which I have recently been working. Please contact me via the contact form on this website if you have any such invitations or suggestions. Last updated on 16/08/2019



  • August 24th, 3-4pm. Speaking on a panel at Byline Festival in London on "Deep Adaptation: Getting Real About the Climate Apocalypse" introduced by Anita McNaught, and with Marc Lopatin and Roger Hallam. More information and tickets are available here.
  • August 25th, 10:30-11:30am. Speaking on a panel at Byline Festival in London on "Where Does it all Fall Apart? Systems Collapse: How our Civilisation will Disintegrate" chaired by Anita McNaught and with Dr Nafeez Ahmed and David Wallace-Wells. More information and tickets are available here.
  • August 25th, 3-4pm. Chairing a panel at Byline Festival in London on "The Route to Rapid Decarbonisation" with Andrew Simms, Anthony Hobley (Co-Chair advisory board of Carbon Tracker), Deepak Rughani (Biofuelwatch), Simon Evans (Deputy Editor and Policy Editor at Carbon Brief) and Anna Hughes (FlightFreeUK). More information and tickets are available here.
  • August 31st, 1:30-3pm. Speaking at Peterborough Cathedral to the local Extinction Rebellion group. [More details to follow]



  • September 2nd, 5-7pm. Debating Roger Hallam on Extinction Rebellion strategy at Oxford Brookes University. [More details to come].
  • September 10th, 9:40-11am. Giving the 'Al Huq' keynote lecture on 'The end of globalisation and the return of localisation: How climate breakdown terminates developmentality' at the HDCA 2019 conference at SOAS in London. Full details, including how to register are available here.
  • September 11th, 6-9pm. Speaking on 'Climate Emergency and Net Zero CO2 Urgency' panel hosted by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at OPEN Norwich, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF. Full details including free registration are available here.



  • October 16th, 7:30-9pm. Speaking at Norwich Science Festival on “The limits to growth and the limits of science” at The Bar at The Maddermarket Theatre, Saint John's Alley, Norwich. [More details to come].
  • [tbc] October 18th, 6:30-10:30pm. Speaking at Durham University Union at a debate entitled "This House Believes that the Governments of the World Have Failed on Climate Change" with Natalie Bennett, Rebecca Pow MP and Natascha Engel. [More details to come].
  • [tbc] October 24th, 7-8:45pm. Speaking in Letchworth Garden City on “The long emergency and the slim but rising chance of success: an update from the frontline of Extinction Rebellion” at Spirella Building, SG6 4ET. [More details to come].
  • October 27th, 7-9pm. Speaking at Norwich Science Festival 'balloon debate' on 'Can Veganism Save the Planet?' with Loui Blake, Josiah Meldrum, Prof Tim Jickells, and Rebecca Mayhew and chaired by Lucy Farrant at Norwich Arts Centre at Norwich Arts Centre, NR2 4PG. Full details are available here.
  • October 31st. Speaking at a Medway Green Party event on "How ought we to respond to looming climate and ecological collapse? Reflections in the wake of the latest Extinction Rebellion". [More details to come].