The panel includes experts Sarah Dack from Public Health England & Ian Martin from the Environment Agency who will join Karen Johnson (Engineering) & Lynsay Blake (Biosciences) to discuss the links between soil and human health and how soil is the basis of both our health and wealth. Exploring both the positive & negative links between soil and human health, we will consider how by using wastes as resources and aligning with the circular economy, we could boost both soil health and human health.
Social scientists Anna Krzywoszynska and Lena Dominelli will join physical scientists Wendy Stone and Karen Johnson and Sustainability educationalist Joanne Appleby from OASES to look at how to build terrariums. Terrariums are very fashionable at the moment but can also be used by scientists to study global biogeochemical cycles such as the carbon cycle. Effectively we can study soil’s circular economy in a jar.
This year’s prestigious Annual Higginson Lecture will take place on Wednesday 27th October 2021. The speaker is Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Julia King DBE FREng FRS. The title is Net Zero – why is it so important and how do we get there?
27 October 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Kingsley Barratt room, Calman Learning Centre
Durham University Science Site, Lower Mountjoy
(Drinks reception from 17:30)