Oxfam boss to ask 'Is there enough for all of us?' at open lecture

16 Oct 2014 12:33:13.167


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. 
Click here for full story
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.  

— Ends —

Our academics can now be interviewed for broadcast via our Media Hub, which offers a Globelynx fixed camera and ISDN line facilities at University Park campus. For further information please contact a member of the Communications team on +44 (0)115 951 5798, email mediahub@nottingham.ac.uk or see the Globelynx website for how to register for this service.

For up to the minute media alerts, follow us on Twitter

Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also the most popular university in the UK among graduate employers, in the top 10 for student experience according to the Times Higher Education and one of the world’s greenest universities

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. More news…

Story credits

More information is available from Dr Nick Wright,  Research & Graduate Services, The University of Nottingham on +44 (0)115 748 4919, nick.wright@nottingham.ac.uk

Additional resources

No additional resources for this article

Related articles

Venturefest East Midlands set to spark local innovation

Published Date
Wednesday 15th October 2014

Nottingham breaks research funding record

Published Date
Thursday 9th October 2014

New full scholarship scheme for outstanding African students

Published Date
Thursday 9th October 2014

Pedal power makes pounds for vital research

Published Date
Friday 5th September 2014

University Bike Bus steps up a gear

Published Date
Thursday 18th September 2014

Media Relations - External Relations

The University of Nottingham
YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5798
email: pressoffice@nottingham.ac.uk