COP26 Forum: Climate Conversations

  • Eley Williams (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


As part of Royal Holloway's COP26 Forum, through Oct and Nov 2021 the university was hosting an exciting programme of events on campus and online to coincide with the all-important COP26 talks in Glasgow.

You can hear from world experts on the science of COP26 (Weds 10 November, Shilling Auditorium, 2pm), join in discussions about writing in this time of climate emergency (Weds 3 November, 11am) and think about how to make what we eat more sustainable for the future (Tues 9 November, Shilling Lecture Theatre, 5pm – with olive oil and chocolate tasting!). On campus, you can explore the arboretum and grounds with a range of Eco Walks, try out delicious meat-free street food on Thurs 11 November around the Boilerhouse, take a tour of the renewable energy sources on the Shilling Building roof (Thurs 11 November, lunchtime). Online, there are panel discussions on health (Tues 2 November, 5pm), film and migration (Weds 3 November, 4pm), and an opportunity to chat with podcaster and author Tom Heap, of 39 Ways to Save the Planet (Thurs 4 November, 6.30pm).

The aim of these Climate Conversations is to provide an informal space where you can drop by to ask fellow staff and students about issues and possibilities, from food waste and recycling, to health and the environment, Royal Holloway’s free Carbon Literacy Training, careers in sustainability, and more.

There will be a performance by Generative Constraints in front of and using the screen opposite the student centre. This will take the form of a site-specific series of short performance-lectures, responding to both the themes, hopes, and dynamics of COP26. The mini-lectures will include personal lyric, provocations and disruption, and intend to consider the role of ‘committees’ and ‘stewards’ in terms of different aspects of complicity related to climate crises.
Period9 Nov 2021
Event typeConference