Events and Activities
Zero Waste Talk
Tuesday 24 April, 7pm, High Tor 5, The Edge
Some time after 2100, the world will hit Peak Garbage, and produce 11 million tons of trash daily. We all know we have to become more sustainable but is knowing enough? Has the time come to learn how to do more? Dom Kolarova from Sheffield University thinks so. Hear Dom discuss her motivations for a 'zero waste' life, learn some of her zero waste solutions, find out where and how she shops, what equipment she uses and which local businesses are on board. Light, zero packaging refreshments will be available and the talk will be followed by a Q&A. As the venue has a limited capacity, this is a ticket only event. Please click on the link below to book your free tickets.
Multi-contextual bible reading workshop
Tuesday 24 April, 12-2pm, Octagon Centre, Room 1
The Christian Chaplaincy of the Multi Faith Chaplaincy is organizing an event for Multi-Contextual Bible Reading Workshop on the 24th April 2018 at the Octagon Centre Room 1 at 12 PM - 14 PM. There is no need for registration. Anyone interested in the talks, discussions and explore some aspects of the mode of Biblical Interpretation is welcome. We have tea, coffee and snacks served by 11: 30 AM.
More information: visit the Multifaith Chaplaincy website.
Philosophy at the Showroom - April film: 'The Great Beauty' (2013)
Thursday 26th April, 6pm, The Showroom Cinema
Philosophy at the Showroom is a series of sessions probing the philosophical questions raised by some of cinema's most intriguing films. Following the showing of the film, there will then be a short talk from a philosopher, and then general discussion. The talks will not presuppose any prior knowledge of philosophy, and we hope they will lead to the development of a thriving community of those interested in the subject in the city. April's film will be 'La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)' introduced by Jules Holroyd. The main protagonist Jep Gambardella, looks back on his life with some regret. This will be an attitude familiar to many of us - we regret missed opportunities or time misspent. But what exactly is it to regret something? Is it simply wishing things had been otherwise? Or can I regret something whilst also affirming how things in fact turned out? Is it better not to have regrets, or is a life without regrets somehow lacking?
More information: tickets are available directly from the Showroom.
Festival of Debate 2018 at Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
Learn more about some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, and how they might be solved, with the Grantham Centre Festival of Debate 2018. Throughout May, PhD students at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures are hosting a series of free events with expert speakers from business, academia and civic society.
More information: find the full list of talks on the Grantham Centre website.