The former Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, Dame Barbara Stocking DBE, is to deliver the annual Papplewick Pumping Station lecture at The University of Nottingham next week.
Dame Barbara led major humanitarian responses during her 12 years at the global charity, including African food crises, the Haiti earthquake, Pakistan floods and the South East Asian tsunami.
Her campaigning led Oxfam's work on Make Poverty History, and their work on climate change and the current Grow campaign on food justice in a resource-constrained world. Dame Barbara is currently the 5th President of Murray Edwards College, founded as New Hall, at the University of Cambridge.
The Papplewick lecture
, ‘Is there enough for all of us? Global Growth, Climate Change and Food Security’, takes place at 5.30pm on Wednesday 22 October at Nottingham Lakeside Arts
on University Park. The event has been organised by the University’s Centre for Advanced Studies
(CAS) which promotes research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Dr Rachel Gomes, Trustee of Papplewick Pumping Station and Lecturer in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at The University of Nottingham, will introduce the lecture which will be followed by a Q&A session when Dame Barbara will answer questions from the audience.
Director of CAS, Professor Pat Thomson, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dame Barbara Stocking for what we know will be a fascinating lecture full of insight from her extensive and impactful career. Barbara has spoken at major global meetings at the UN, in New York and Rome and at the World Economic Forum in Davos so it is a real coup for The Papplewick Trust and the University to have her as this year’s speaker.”
The Centre for Advanced Studies
supports ongoing collaborative projects with The Papplewick Trust, helping to promote this historic Victorian Pumping Station as an education centre. The University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections Department holds the collection of Papplewick papers including plans of the buildings and equipment dating back to the late 19th century.
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