National Geographic Live comes to Nottingham

11 Mar 2010 00:00:00.000


A global journey charting the effects of climate change is being laid on at The University of Nottingham – courtesy of National Geographic magazine.


In a sweeping visual journey taking in the highlights of National Geographic’s latest coverage, one of the magazine’s most senior journalists will report from the ‘front line’ of global warming in a free public lecture on March 22nd.


Members of the public are invited to the Great Hall on University Park, to experience ‘Changing Climate: Where Energy and Global Warming Meet’, presented by the magazine's Executive Editor Dennis Dimick from the USA.


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Mr Dimick will share highlights of  National Geographic’s features and the most recent scientific reports documenting climate change, and explore what we as communities and individuals can do to reverse the trends. For many years the magazine has been documenting the effects of climate change and its many contributing factors, and reporting on scientists’ projections of potential future trends.

As Executive Editor, Mr Dimick has overseen this coverage and reporting, working side by side with senior writers, photographers, scientists and research teams as they gather and analyse the data. His presentation distils a global story into a manageable narrative, illustrated with the stunning photography that has helped to make National Geographic into an iconic publication known around the world.

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology, natural science and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

Admittance to this event is free and open to all members of the public, students and staff. No booking is required. The presentation is being held in the Great Hall and starts at 5.30pm; doors open at 5pm.
Anyone with enquiries can call 0115 8467332 or email energy@nottingham.ac.uk

The  National Geographic Live  event is the latest in the ‘Energy and Climate Change Special Lecture Series’ being run by The University of Nottingham, as part of its commitment to educate and disseminate information on pressing global issues. Previous speakers have included Dr Paul Golby, Chief Executive of E.ON UK plc, and Dr John Francis – known as the Planetwalker. Interviews with both can be seen at:


The University of Nottingham is spearheading global energy research from its world-class campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. Against this backdrop of pioneering research the University is conscious of its own carbon footprint and its responsibility as a major employer and provider to a student body of over 36,000 people.

By developing sustainable campus environments, minimising its impact on the environment, and educating staff and students on energy and environmental responsibility, The University of Nottingham is working towards a cleaner and greener future.

More information about energy-related research at The University of Nottingham is available at:  http://www.energy.nottingham.ac.uk/

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Notes to editors:  The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to RAE 2008, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranks the University 7th in the UK by research power. In 27 subject areas, the University features in the UK Top Ten, with 14 of those in the Top Five.

The University provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's "only truly global university", it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation – School of Pharmacy), and was named ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008.
Nottingham was designated as a Science City in 2005 in recognition of its rich scientific heritage, industrial base and role as a leading research centre. Nottingham has since embarked on a wide range of business, property, knowledge transfer and educational initiatives (www.science-city.co.uk)  in order to build on its growing reputation as an international centre of scientific excellence. The University of Nottingham is a partner in Nottingham: the Science City.


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More information is available from Lindsey Daly, Head of Corporate Marketing, University of Nottingham on +44 (0)115 8467332, Lindsey.daly@nottingham.ac.uk

  Tim Utton

Tim Utton - Deputy Director of Communications

Email: tim.utton@nottingham.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)115 846 8092 Location: University Park

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