Other Loughborough events

Future of Our Planet 

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and does not have step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 18:20 pm
Event 18:30 - 20:30 pm
The Swan in the Rushes, 21 The Rushes,
Loughborough LE11 5BE
How is our environment changing, and what can we do about it?! A panel discussion envisioning what the future may hold for the Planet; theories, challenges, and changing environments. Environmental researchers and practitioners will come together to discuss the future of our planet, including a Q&A with you, the audience!

Take your chance to win cool Pint of Science merch and get discounted drinks offers all night such as four bottles of Heineken, Sol or Peroni for £12.

Humanitarian Shelter and Settlement Programming

George Foden (Doctoral Researcher)
George is a postgraduate researcher exploring the long-term social impact of humanitarian shelter activities on disaster-affected populations. Prior to starting at Loughborough, George was the Humanitarian Programme Lead at BRE Trust, where he was responsible for supporting NGOs working on post-disaster reconstruction programmes globally. He is also a trustee of The Kanji Project, a charity supporting rural development in India.

George brings a humanitarian perspective to discussions around climate change and the wider impact this will have on communities and societies worldwide.

Renewable Energy from High Lignocellulosic Biomass

Pranesh Kannappan Karthikeyan (Doctoral Researcher)
Pranesh is a doctoral researcher in the Water Engineering and Development Center Group; focusing on unlocking the potential of high lignocellulosic biomass to generate renewable energy through anaerobic digestion. Pranesh’s research also involves the use of novel microbubble plasma pretreatment technology to enhance biogas production.

Pranesh is passionate about developing innovative and sustainable methods for harnessing biomass’s energy potential, contributing to the transition to a greener future, and combining engineering principles with environmental awareness to address global challenges such as energy security and climate change, ultimately achieving the net zero target.

Human Response to the Thermal Environment

Dr Simon Hodder (Reader in Environmental Ergonomics)
Simon explores the impacts of climate change on work performance and well being:

What will be the impact a change climate be on people and their ability to work and live in a thermally challenging environment? Human Factors / Ergonomics has been helping to optimise working and living environments for decades by understanding how people engage with activities and spaces. Can a Human Factors approach help to manage the challenge climate change will place on individuals lives?
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Other The Swan in the Rushes events

2024-05-13 Evolution of Our Landscapes The Swan in the Rushes 21 The Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5BE, United Kingdom
2024-05-14 Watery Worlds The Swan in the Rushes 21 The Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5BE, United Kingdom
14 May

Watery Worlds

Cover Image Watery WorldsComp