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6 May 2020
7.00pm - 9.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Summer Fields School, Mayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 7EN
From £15.00 per person students £6.00, RGS-IBG members free.
Please note this event has been cancelled. We hope to rearrange this talk at a later date and apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have paid for a ticket via Evenbrite, we will arrange a refund. If you encounter any problems with this, please contact Gabriella McDonald.
Emily Penn is an ocean advocate and skipper. Having spent a decade at sea, she will share her adventures from her latest expedition 'Round the world' and her insights in developing upstream solutions.
Emily has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the ocean. She has organised the largest ever community-led waste clean up from a tiny Tongan island, trawled for microplastics on a voyage through the Arctic Northwest Passage, rounded the planet on the record breaking, biofuelled boat: Earthrace, and worked on a sailing cargo ship trading western supplies for coconuts. She co-founded Pangaea Explorations to enable scientists, filmmakers and interested people to gain access to the most remote parts of our planet; via a 72ft sailing expedition vessel, which discovered amongst other things, previously unknown oceanic gyres.
Emily splits her time between running eXXpedition, a series of all female voyages whose mission is to collect data and expose the 'invisible' microplastic and toxic pollution in our seas; and developing upstream solutions to the ocean plastic issue together with corporate partners, scientists and government bodies.
As an experienced public speaker, Emily has spoken around the world at TEDx conferences, universities and global companies, sharing both her adventures and an understanding of the issues relating to our oceans, human mindset and future society. Last year she addressed Presidents, Prime Ministers, and environmental ministers from around the globe at the United Nations General Assembly 'Sustainability, Oceans and the Blue Economy' event.
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