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Creating a liveable future: positive action to avert climate catastrophe

8:00pm-9:00pm on Thursday 28 March

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St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Playwright Steve Waters, award-winning writer Ari de Fauconberg and novelists Guinevere Glasfurd and Farah Ali will discuss how social entrepreneurs, writers and artists are taking action on the climate emergency.

Guinevere Glasfurd is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels. Her second novel, The Year Without Summer is a story of climate crisis, set against the backdrop of the Tambora eruption of 1815. The novel was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction and shortlisted for the Historical Writers' Association Gold Crown.

Steve Waters' plays include Limehouse (2017) and Temple (2015) for the Donmar and his seminal diptych of plays The Contingency Plan which were seen as the first dramatic response to the climate crisis back in 2009 and have been revived ever since; he’s also pioneered work on drama and conservation with his site-specific play Murmurations, his acclaimed four-part drama Song of the Reed for Radio 4 and forthcoming Phoenix Dodo Butterfly. He is Professor of Scriptwriting at the University of East Anglia and his books include A Life in 16 Films: How Cinema Made me a Playwright.

Farah Ali is author of The River, The Town and the short-story collection People Want to Live. She is the co-founder and fiction editor at Lakeer.

Ariel de Fauconberg is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and PhD student in the Organisational Theory and Information Systems group at Cambridge Judge Business School. She won the 2022 Financial Times’ Bracken Prize for the best business book proposal of the year by a young writer for Before the Dawn: Racing to net zero on the front lines of climate innovation, to be published in 2025.

The event will be chaired by Cambridge Zero Fellow Emily Farnworth, Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 150
Theme: Environment
Accessibility: Full access
Image copyright: Photo by Mika Baumeister via Unsplash

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