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6:00 pm

Clean Air Day: Air Pollution and York

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alcuin Research Resource Centre, University of York
York, YO10 5DD
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 PANEL DISCUSSION Date and time:Thursday 13 June 2019, 6pm to 7.30pm Location:ARC/014, Alan Maynard Auditorium, Alcuin Research Resource Centre, Campus West, University of York (Map) Audience:Open to the public Admission:Free admission, booking required Book tickets Event details Air pollution - it’s all over the news and all over our cities, but what do YOU really want to know about it?  Come along to find out about air quality research at the University of York, how it relates to this beautiful city and where it impacts on our everyday lives. Take the opportunity to quiz experts from the University and City of York Council on all things air pollution, and consider the simple things that can be done to help improve the air we breathe. Hosted by the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories at the University of York, this event aims to raise awareness of air pollution issues - particularly in York - ahead of Clean Air Day (20 June), the UK’s largest air pollution campaign. About the speakers Liz Bates is a University of York alumni employed as a specialist air quality officer at City of York Council and City of Bradford MDC. She helped develop the Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) and Low Emission Strategy (LES) for York and has a specialist interest in low emission planning. She helps to co-ordinate Clean Air Day activities in York. Dr David Carslaw is a Reader in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York. His research is focused on developing a better understanding of urban air pollution, particularly around emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Much of his work is aimed at better quantifying vehicle emissions under urban driving conditions. Another area of focus is the development of receptor modelling approaches to improve understanding of the influence of different emission sources on ambient concentrations. Alastair Lewis is Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of York working within the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories. He is also currently Deputy Director of, and Director for atmospheric composition, at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). He has participated in over 30 major atmospheric science field projects, from polar regions to tropical oceans, city centres to remote forests. He is a member of a number of expert advisory groups including for Defra, the World Meteorological Organisation and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).   Part of York Festival of Ideas http://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2019/events/

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6:30 pm

How Fear Works

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East Campus
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Thursday 13 June 2019, 6.30pm to 7.30pm Location:RCH/037, Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map) Audience:Open to the public Admission:Free admission, booking required Book tickets Event details What are the drivers of fear? What is the role of the media in its promotion? Who actually benefits from a culture of fear? Join sociologist Frank Furedi as he examines why fear has become so central to modern society – from terrorism and the economy to parenting and dieting. Frank will argue that one of the main drivers of the culture of fear is unravelling of moral authority. Fear appears to provide a provisional solution to moral uncertainty and is for that reason embraced by a variety of interests, parties and individuals. Learn why Frank, the author of How Fear Works, predicts that until society develops a more positive attitude towards uncertainty the politicisation of fear will flourish. About the speaker Frank Furedi is a sociologist, author and former Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent. The author of How Fear Works (Bloomsbury Press), his previous books include Paranoid Parenting, The Culture of Fear and Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone. He appears frequently on television and radio in the English-speaking world and beyond, and publishes regular articles with a range of newspapers. PART OF YORK FESTIVAL OF IDEAS

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8:00 pm

Women of Westminster: MPs who changed politics

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East Campus
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Date and time:Thursday 13 June 2019, 8pm to 9pm Location:RCH/037, Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map) Audience:Open to the public Admission:Free admission, booking required Book tickets Event details In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women (and even then only some women) had only been entitled to vote for just over a year. In the past 100 years, a total of 489 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet it was not until 2015 that the total number of women ever elected surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable – Britain has now had two female Prime Ministers and women MPs have made significant strides in fighting for gender equality from the earliest suffrage campaigns to Barbara Castle's fight for equal pay to Harriet Harman's recent legislation on the gender pay gap. Yet the stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. Join Rachel Reeves MP, author of Women of Westminster: The MPs who changed politics, as she brings many forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the women of Westminster since 1919. About the speaker Rachel Reeves is Labour MP for Leeds West and former Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions. Prior to her parliamentary career, she worked as an economist. She is the author of Women of Westminster: The MPs Who Changed Politics (2019) and Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon (2017).   Athena SWAN The Athena SWAN Charter recognises the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. The University of York was the first Yorkshire university to win the Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of its success in providing positive support for women scientists during their careers. The university has continued to hold a bronze award since 2006 and is now recognised for work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly. The University's Departments of Chemistry and Biology hold a gold award. Chemistry was the first academic department in the UK to win an award at this highest level. In addition, the Hull York Medical School and the University of York’s Departments of Psychology and Physics hold silver awards. The following departments and centres all hold bronze awards: Archaeology, Education, English and Related Literature, History, Politics, Electronic Engineering, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Environment, Health Economics.

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