The Priestley International Centre for Climate will have its launch on Tuesday 14 June at the University of Leeds. It comprises a formal afternoon event (internal) and a ‘Climate Question Time’ evening panel debate open to all.
The afternoon launch will be attended by the Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, and includes the presentation of the first international prize for solutions-facing climate research, as well as a substantial prize for a University of Leeds PhD student conducting excellent and timely research into climate change. This will be introduced by a keynote speech from a VIP Leeds alumnus and the main prizewinner will be invited to give a short introduction to their work. We are also delighted to host a presentation by our international partners; this will be followed by a talk and Q&A on new climate research led by key Priestley Centre academics. The afternoon event will conclude with a catered reception.
The launch takes place in the Maurice Keyworth lecture theatre at the Leeds University Business School, commencing promptly at 3.30pm (registration from 3.00pm) and runs until 5.00pm. The event is open to University of Leeds staff, PhD students and invited guests only. Pre-registration is essential and early booking is advised. Register for your free tickets here.
Climate Question Time
The ‘Climate Question Time’ event, which is open to the public, will take place 7.00pm for 7.30pm at the 340-seater Rupert Becket lecture theatre in the Michael Sadler Building and will feature high-profile panellists from government, policy, research and communications. Panellists will discuss the question, ‘Are there achievable solutions for limiting climate impacts at 1.5C level?’ and questions from the audience should be submitted in advance on the Eventbrite registration form (for preference), or in writing before the commencement of the debate. Tickets are free and will be issued on a first-come basis; pre-booking is required. Register for Climate Question Time tickets here.
Names of VIP speakers and international partners are currently embargoed and will be released in May.