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Climate change in the courtroom and on the runway

First floor, sorry there is no step free access
Past event - 2022
10 May Doors 7:00pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Sekforde Arms, 34 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell,
London EC1R 0HA
Tonight, two speakers will talk about the effect of climate change in distinct areas. David will talk about how climate crime is tackled legally and how the new Centre for Climate Justice will research the most pressing environmental issues of our time. After, Man will guide us into the world of sustainable fashion and how recycling household waste can make its way onto the runway.


Please note that Pr. David Whyte has decided not to give his talk. Dr. Yannick Wurm has kindly agreed to present his work on Tuesday and Wednesday

Al beverage cans: the newest fashion trend?

Dr Man Zhang (Postdoctoral Research Assistant)
Researchers at QMUL are working on a BFTT project with a multi-award winning luxury brand ‘Elvis & Kresse’ to drive forward sustainable innovation within UK fashion industry. The project aims to develop a low cost technology which is open access and can be easily copied by others to recycle littered aluminium (Al) cans using sustainable clean energy. Meanwhile, high value added metal fixtures, such as buckles and decorations, will be made from recycled Al cans. This innovative project will provide a ‘green’ solution for recycling the millions of Al cans that litter UK and the world.

The fascinating societies of ants and their genetic blueprints.

Dr Yannick Wurm (Reader in Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics)
Ants live in “superorganismal” societies where the individual ants are parts of a greater whole. The 20000 species of ants are highly diverse, with tremendous variation in morphologies and society organisations. These societies can include 15 to millions individuals, and they have long evolved complex behaviors including farming, slave-making, queen selection through execution, combat rituals, and preventative self-sacrifice. I will highlight some of this diversity, and show how we use modern genomics and bioinformatics tools to understand how complex social behaviours function and evolved.

Other Sekforde Arms events

2022-05-11 Bugs in our evolution and evolution in our bugs Sekforde Arms 34 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0HA, United Kingdom
2022-05-09 Wasted potential: Giant Bananas & Thermoelectric Generators Sekforde Arms 34 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0HA, United Kingdom