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Down to Earth

The function room is based on the first floor and this is only accessible via stairs. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm.
Parkside Tavern, St Johns House, Merrion St,
Leeds LS2 8JE
Maps, wilderness and the power of poo; join us to hear how researchers are using science to shape a sustainable world. Steve will chart the way as we learn about saving wilderness with some mapping mastery. Is poo useful? Investigating the potential of fecal fertilisers, Katie may well have the answer. Come and find out in an evening of big questions and science solutions as we explore the cutting-edge of eco innovation!

Can faeces feed the world?

Katie Allen (PhD Researcher )
Let’s chat shit! It's time to break the silence and bring poop back into our dinner table conversations. In this talk we will dive deep into the realm of ecological sanitation, exploring the untapped potential of poop as a resource for sustainable food production. After all, when it comes to feeding the world, every contribution – no matter how unconventional – counts. So get ready to flush away any preconceived notions and embark on a journey through the fascinating world of fecal fertilizers!

A walk on the wild side…

Professor Steve Carver (Professor of Rewilding and Wilderness Science, University of Leeds)
Mixing map geekery with a passion for the outdoors and saving the world’s remaining wild places one step/map at a time. We’ll discuss the power of maps in shaping national and international policy on defining wilderness, protecting wild areas and rewilding to create more. Illustrated with examples from Iceland to China and beyond, with lots of pretty pictures along the way.
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Other Parkside Tavern events

2024-05-15 Annapurna Peaks and Apex Predators: Adventures in Field Research Parkside Tavern St Johns House, Merrion St, Leeds, LS2 8JE, United Kingdom
2024-05-14 Climate chronicles: rainforests, rain and hidden forces Parkside Tavern St Johns House, Merrion St, Leeds, LS2 8JE, United Kingdom