Research and Knowledge Sharing

This page provides information about, and links to, sustainability-related academic opportunities and events for staff and students.

The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture

The way we live on our planet is partly shaped by the way in which we see ourselves in the Cosmos. Whether we think that our resources need to be preserved, or that they can be endlessly exploited, depends on whether we see the existence of life on earth as precious and delicate, or if we think that the universe will always provide an answer for our problems. The Sophia centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture takes such issues as its focus, asking how we, as humans, relate not only to the environment here on earth, but to the greater environment, the cosmos. 

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2014 INSPIRE Lecture on Literature and Sustainability

Thursday 29 May 2014, 8.30pm
Venue: Good Energy Stage

This year’s INSPIRE/ASLE-UKI Literature and Sustainability lecture is given by Richard Kerridge, nature writer, critic and author of Cold Blood. The lecture is followed by a discussion with the 2013 INSPIRE winners, Dr Jayne Archer and Prof Richard Marggraff Turley, and the chair of ASLE-UKI, Adeline Johns-Putra.  The discussion will be chaired by the director of INSPIRE, Jane Davidson. For more information click Hay Festival.  

2013 INSPIRE Inaugral Lecture on Literature and Sustainability ...


Jonathon Porritt - "Sustainable Futures: Education at the Heart"

On a day when we celebrate everything that is great about Wales, local people were invited to the University’s Lampeter campus to learn about how sustainable living can keep the nation beautiful at a lecture by environmentalist and writer, Jonathon Porritt CBE.