Published: 2 March 2016

Education for Sustainability Lecture Series

Post crash economics

A new lecture series starts today called Education for Sustainability.

The series, which is being run by Liverpool Guild of Students, will welcome a range of speakers to explore topics around economics and sustainability.

All of the talks will be held in the Gilmour Room, are completely free and open to anybody.

The first session takes place today (Wednesday, 2 March) at 5:30pm led by the Manchester Post-Crash Economic Society. The society was created after students started questioning whether economic undergraduates were being taught the right things in light of the financial crisis.

The session will provide a post-crash view of economic systems and a brief overview of the traditional systems taught by the University.

Alex Ferguson, Deputy President, said: “This lecture series is ideal for anyone with an interest in economics, sustainability or for someone just interested in learning about something new. We’ve got a terrific range of speakers on offer over the course of the term and it’s all totally free. It’s also a great chance to meet like-minded people and share your own thoughts about these important global matters.”

The series in full includes:

  • Post-Crash Economics: a look at alternative economic systems by the Manchester Post-Crash Economic Society and Management School (Wednesday, 2 March, Gilmour Room 17:30)
  • Food Security by Iain Young – Lecturer in Biology (Wednesday, 20 April, Gilmour Room 17:30)
  • Telling it Like it is? The BBC and Climate Change Commentary by Neil Gavin (Monday, 25 April, Gilmour Room 17:30)
  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership debate: good or bad? by Councillor Nick Small (Tuesday, 26 April, Gilmour Room 18:00)

For further information please visit the Liverpool Guild of Students Website or the Education for Sustainability Facebook page.

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