Past Meetup

Can the circular economy work? - a Stuff or Happiness conversation

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The Tea Bar

9-13 London Street · Basingstoke

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Postcode: RG21 7NT

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The speaker for the September 2018 meeting of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Prof Ian Williams, Head of the Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton. Professor Williams will be discussing the topic of "Can the circular economy work? - a Stuff or Happiness conversation".

A circular economy keeps resources in use for as long as possible, then recovers and regenerates materials at the end of their life. Can this really be made to work?

A thought-provoking evening with Prof Ian Williams, Head of the Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton

Biography: Ian obtained his first degree in Chemistry from the University of Surrey in 1988 and a PhD in Public Attitudes to Air Pollution from Road Traffic from Middlesex University in 1995. He has been a lecturer at Middlesex University [masked]), the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan,[masked]) and the University of Southampton (UoS, 2005-present). He was the founder and Head of the Centre for Waste Management at the UCLan. He has appeared numerous times on broadcast media, including on BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth and Channel 4’s The World’s Weirdest Weather.

Venue: The Tea Bar doors will be open from around 6.45pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. We will aim to finish around 9:00pm as usual, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker until around 10:00pm.

The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses and buy cakes before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is a free Science and Technology Interest Group organised and sponsored by the Basingstoke Friends Social Group and the British Science Association.