LGBT+ History Month with Corinne Humphreys & Michael Gunning

Subject: Equality & Diversity

I enjoyed listening to these two speakers. Each had a different story. Each worth a listen.

Negative: they didn’t record the Q&As.

Positive: it’s therefore very short!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Things are going downhill fast: Understanding massive landslides by Professor Dave Petley

Subject: Geography

This lecture really highlights the devastation that landslides cause, and give a real depth of knowledge of different types of landslide. One downside: the videos don’t work. BUT you can look them up on YouTube. Sadly this means that it takes more effort than it should. But the landslides are horrifically fascinating.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Should the UK grow more food? Professor Tim Lang

Subject: Sustainability

This is a life changing lecture. Well, it got me back buying a veg box again. But it does make you think about what we eat, even if it sometimes leaves me more confused about what I should purchase. I love his holistic approach to sourcing food. And he is clearly so passionate about this subject.

This is a pre-COVID lecture, so I would love to hear his thoughts now. This is probably possible, but I haven’t followed this chain of thought further.

NB in the link below it’s the 2019 lecture.

Rating: 5 out of 5.