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Prof Myles Allen to deliver Net Zero lecture series as Visiting Professor of the Environment at Gresham College

Jul 29, 2022

Professor Myles Allen, Director of Oxford Net Zero and professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford, will deliver a series of lectures on Net Zero. This is part of his new appointment as Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment by Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution. 

Upcoming lectures on Net Zero

Professor Allen becomes the third Environment Professor that the Frank Jackson Foundation has sponsored. This will continue the 425-year-old tradition of delivering free lectures aimed at the public within the City of London and beyond.

“I am delighted to be giving a series of lectures on Net Zero. We’ll look at the science behind it, how climate impacts are emerging, and when and how we need to act to turn things around.” – Prof Myles Allen

Gresham College live streams lectures online and delivers them to physical audiences in London. Last year there were over 8 million views of lectures online and more than 2,500 past lectures are freely available to view on their website.

Professor Allen said: “Everyone has agreed that Net Zero is a good idea. They haven’t without necessarily agreed what it means, still less on how to get there. I am delighted to be giving a series of lectures on this theme. We’ll look at the science behind it, how climate impacts are emerging, and when and how we need to act to turn things around.

Net zero – ‘One of the biggest issues of our time’

In addition, Dr Simon Thurley, Provost of Gresham College, said:

“We are delighted to appoint Professor Myles Allen as Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment. He is a talented communicator and will be a real asset to the College.”

Dr Wendy Piatt, CEO of Gresham College, commented:

“Climate change is one of the biggest environmental issues of our time. So we are thrilled to welcome Professor Myles Allen, the architect of Net Zero, to Gresham.”

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