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Daniell Lecture Goes Online for 2020

This year's event will feature ‘The Climate System: Lessons from Geochemistry’ delivered by key-note speaker Professor Carrie Lear, Professor in Earth Science at Cardiff University, followed by an online panel discussion.

Professor Carrie Lear working in her lab.
‘We all live in a changing climate, but what exactly will our future climate look like? How can we have confidence that computer modelling of future climates is giving us correct/accurate information?’ – Professor Carrie Lear, Cardiff University

The Department of Chemistry’s annual Daniell Lecture will be conducted online for the first time, featuring a pre-recorded lecture by Professor Carrie Lear, Professor in Earth Science at Cardiff University, and a live webinar panel discussion.

King’s Daniell Lectures are delivered by internationally renowned scientists and cover a topic of current interest and excitement. Speakers are chosen not only for their outstanding contribution to modern scientific knowledge, but also for their ability to communicate the essence of their research to a young audience. This lecture is aimed at teachers and school students from the ages of 15 - 18 who are interested in studying Chemistry at university.

Professor Lear’s lecture on ‘The Climate System: Lessons from Geochemistry’ will describe how chemistry is used to work out how climate has changed in the past; from temperature, to carbon dioxide concentrations, to the size of ancient ice sheets. Professor Lear will also explain how the conclusions of this work provide important lessons about our modern changing climate.

Professor Lear will then be joined by a panel for a live webinar discussion on October 14, where attendees can share their questions about sustainability and climate change. Fellow panel members include Professor Richard Herrington, Head of Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum, Zakiya Mckenzie, Black and Green Ambassador/Nature and Alexandra (Ali) Hepple, Sustainability Officer at King’s.

Watch Professor Lear’s lecture below, and register for the webinar.

‘The Climate System: Lessons from Geochemistry’: