Theology Lecture Programme: Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

The Theology Public Lecture Programme at Swansea University was first set up by the Reverend Nigel John, Senior Chaplain at the University and has featured internationally respected Church leaders and world renowned academics who have spoken on a whole range of different topics.

Prof Bob White (Cambridge Uni)Title: Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

Speaker: Bob White, Professor of Geophysics at Cambridge University

Date: Monday 22 October 2012

Time: 7pm

Venue: Faraday Lecture Theatre ‘A’, Faraday Building, Swansea University      

 Admission: Admission is free and all are welcome


Event summary:

Professor Robert (Bob) White is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge (since 1989) and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a member of the American Geophysical Union and several other professional bodies; he serves on many of their committees. Since 1988 he has been a Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, prior to which he was a student and Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.

He leads a research group investigating the Earth’s dynamic crust: in particular the way in which enormous volumes of volcanic rock are produced when continents and oceans rift apart, and the movement of molten rock under active volcanoes. He has organised many overseas fieldwork projects and supervised 46 PhD students at Cambridge, many of whom are now prominent in academia, industry, government and education. His work at sea has taken him to the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and his research group is currently investigating the internal structure of volcanoes in Iceland. His scientific work is published in over 350 papers and articles.

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