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21st Century Challenges lectures

The Society's 21st Century Challenges lectures are open to all to view online. Teaching resources for Key Stage Five are also available for these lectures.

Made in Britain (March 2015) How can the UK adapt to the challenges and build on our proud manufacturing history to capitalise on opportunities and ensure we remain a manufacturing powerhouse? View lecture
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Equalising education (November 2014) The deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goal target of eliminating gender disparity in education by 2015 is looming. How far have we come in equalising access to education, work and decision-making?

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Air quality for all (October 2014) Taking inspiration from around the world, a panel will discuss the hidden hazard of today: poor air quality. How can creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily?

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Escape to the city (June 2014) Around 75% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. What impact is urban living having on our wellbeing? What can we learn from cities around the world? And how can we balance rapid urbanisation with quality of life?

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Mobile middle class (March 2014) The global class system is changing. By 2030, two billion people will join the middle class from emerging economies, leaving Europe and North America with less than a third of the total middle class population. What impact is this having on people and the planet?

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Big data, big impact? (November 2013) We are living in a data explosion where we generate and consume data faster than we can keep track of and secure. This volume of new data presents us with additional challenges: what are we going to do with it? How are we unlocking its potential? And how are we making it work for society?

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Feeding the 9 billion (October 2013) Our global food system is under increasing strain. We need to produce and supply enough safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way to a population which is expected to rise to 9 billion by 2050. How are we meeting this challenge with new technology as well as new thinking?

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Countryside in crisis? (June 2013) Environmental risks and hazards like bovine TB, ash dieback and neonicotinoid pesticides are affecting our biodiversity and agriculture. Is Government getting its policies right and striking a balance between maximising innovation and minimising harm?

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The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus (December 2012) The world's energy, water and food systems are tightly linked. How will these vital resources cope in the coming decades from a growing and more prosperous global population?

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Unsustainable fishing (October 2012)

How can we avoid the collapse of a resource that remains an essential part of food security and vital to the communities and livelihoods of half a billion people across the planet?

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Keeping pace with the digital revolution (May 2012) The internet is rapidly evolving to play a central role in society, transforming social, cultural, economic and political landscapes. The benefits are clear, but are societies equipped to keep pace with the consequences of our increasing reliance on this technology?

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Global health in the 21st Century (March 2012) Can societies strike a balance between combating the dangers of viral outbreaks and pandemics, while maintaining the hopes of eradicating established diseases, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS, which continue to claim millions of lives each year?

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Adapting to an urban future (December 2011) Humans are rapidly becoming an urban species.
Global population has passed 7 billion, 3.5 billion people are urbanised and over 1 billion people now live in slums.
How will urban centres keep pace with predicted continuing growth? What are the visions of tomorrow’s cities?

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Educating for tomorrow (2011) Living in an increasingly globalised society offers both opportunities and challenges. How can education best prepare young Britons to fulfil their potential in a rapidly changing world?

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Digital technology in Africa (May 2011) How can digital technologies such as mobiles and laptops offer the countries of Africa realistic economic, educational and development opportunities.

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Persistent poverty in Britain (March 2011) Britain is the world’s fifth richest country, yet poverty in Britain is rising. With paid work failing to reduce poverty for many, how can Britain best tackle this growing issue?

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Can the UK ever be sustainable? (December 2010) Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future? How can business, politics and the creative industries help create a sustainable future?

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Plastic pollution in the oceans (October 2010) Our throw away society is polluting large areas of the world's oceans with plastics, threatening marine life and food chains. How did it get there? What are the practical solutions? Is it time to re-evaluate waste as a resource?

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Natural disasters: how to improve? (May 2010) How can we improve our response to natural disasters and ensure lessons learnt benefit vulnerable communities worldwide in the long-term? 

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Not in my back yard (March 2010) With pressure on the UK’s ageing energy and transport infrastructures mounting, is it time to put projects of national importance ahead of local concerns? Or does this bypass our democratic right to object?

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Digital divide in the UK (December 2009) Does the internet's rapid evolution and increasing role in daily life threaten to leave some sections of society behind?

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Importing goods, exporting drought (October 2009) The scale of global water consumption needed to produce what we use and consume has a dramatic impact around the world. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, discover the hidden cost of Britain's consumption.

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Britain's ageing population (June 2009) As the baby boom generation approach retirement, Britain's population is ageing. Discover the changing nature of retirement; the importance of older people in the workforce; the increasing pressures on public services and how Britain is adapting to an ageing society. 

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Engineering our climate (May 2009) Geo-engineering, the deliberate manipulation of the earth's climate, is not a solution to climate change. But can it be an effective means to delay its impact? Should we be researching it as 'Plan B'?

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The future shape of capitalism (March 2009) Will the recent financial crisis and the downturn in the global economy change the shape of capitalism as we know it today?

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Migration: Skills and the job market (November 2008) Too often controversy surrounding UK migration and what impacts migrants have on our economy and society is based on myth, fear and falsehood. Explore some of the issues and misconceptions around changing European workforce patterns in the 21st Century. 

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Razing the rainforest (October 2008) How can we best conserve the world's rainforests in the face of enormous challenges from palm oil, timber trade, green colonialism and biofuels?

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London under water (June 2008) What is the threat of flooding to London’s people and infrastructure? How will current defences cope with enhanced flood risk to the capital over the next 30 years?

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Concreting the countryside (May 2008) How should we accommodate the housing expansion in London and SE England? Should we be building on greenfield or brownfield land?

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Future of low carbon energy (March 2008) With countries across the world working towards a low carbon future, how can global investment be encouraged to forward low carbon technologies?

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Africa in the 21st Century (October 2007) Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, and humanitarian Sir Bob Geldof discuss the major challenges facing the countries of Africa in the 21st century

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Teaching resources

For some of our more curriculum relevant lectures, teaching resources are available

Junkyard planet

Future oceans

Will the Shale Gale Prevail?

Junkyard planet

Adam Minter tells us how recycling represents a multibillion dollar industry

Future oceans

Professor Callum Roberts talks about negative impacts human  have on marine life

Will the shale gail prevail?

Professor Mike Bradshaw talks about fracking and unconventional oil and gas

Why are the worlds big rivers so different?

Malaria, mosquitos and maps

A Fact-Based World View

Why are the worlds big rivers so different?

Professor Phil Ashworth discusses the big rivers found in all of the world’s continents

Malaria, mosquitos and maps

Simon Hay shows how maps of malaria help guide policy makers on the killer disease

A Fact-Based World View

Dr Hans Rosling explains how and why the world’s population will stabilise at nine to 10 billion

Mayhem on the Mekong

The landgrabbers

London versus the rest

Mayhem on the Mekong

Professor Steve Darby shows how biodiversity can be threatened by rapid hydro-power development

The landgrabbers

Fred Pearce discusses issues surrounding food production, its links to wealth and development

London versus the rest

London is successful as a city and is twenty nine percent more productive than the UK average

Saving the last cheetahs of Iran

Somalia: The World’s Most Failed State? Siberia: its history and its people

Dr Luke Hunter talks about the quest to save the rare Asiatic cheetah in Iran

James Fergusson talks about past, present and future Somalia and its geopolitical history

Professor Janet Hartley talks about the similarities between Siberia and Russia

What's going on in Greenland?

Flooding, climate change and the resilience of cities

Professor Alun Hubbard talks about glacial melt and retreat in Greenland

Alex Nickson talks about flood resilience and preparation in cities across the world

 

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