Open Events

Grand Challenges Showcase

The Showcase will take place in the Forum on Friday 8th June at 13:30 - 15:30. Students will spend the week designing innovative solutions to real world challenges and their projects and outcomes will be showcased in the Forum throughout the afternoon. There will also be speeches and live entertainment.

1.30 – Showcase opens

1:45 – speeches from Tim Quine, DVC for Education and Dean Pomeroy, FXU President

2:00- drinks and nibbles are served while visitors engage with students and their outputs

3:00 - live performance from Semi-Toned

3.30 - Close.

Grand Challenges Schedule of Open Events

 Please see below for challenge's individual timetables. 

 

Date

Time

Venue

Speaker

Title

Description

Challenge

Open to

 Monday 4th June

15:00 – 16:00

Xfi Henderson LT

Leo Hickman, Carbon Brief and Oliver Morton, Economist

Master-class: Communicating Climate Change

 Delivered on Skype. 

Climate Change

Students and staff

Wednesday 6th June

10:00 – 11:00

Queens LT1

Peter Cox (Chair), Stuart Barr, Jim Haywood, Saffron O'Neill

Provocative Debate: To Mitigate, Adapt or Geoengineer, that is the question

The provocative debate will consist of a panel of 3 well-established academics who will be arguing that climate change can best be tackled using either i) mitigation, ii) adaptation or iii) geoengineering. The format of the debate follow that of election TV debates. Panel members will take turns to put forward their arguments before taking a series of probing questions from the studio audience (i.e. the Grand Challenge participants). A final vote will indicate which of these strategies has gained the broadest support.

Climate Change

Students and staff

Date

Time

Venue

Speaker

Title

Description

Challenge

Open to

Monday 4th June

09:30

Newman Purple

Tom Curtis (3Keel)

Sustainable Food (industry / consulting perspective)

 

Food for Thought

Students and staff

 

10:30 – 11:30

Newman Purple

Prof Michael Winter, Professor of Land Economy and Society at the University of Exeter

Sustainable Food Systems or how do we feed the world without trashing the environment?

In this lecture Michael Winter will set out the main characteristics of the global food security challenge – a growing population, changing diets, and competing demands on land in the context of climate change.

Food for Thought

Students and staff

 

13:00 – 14:00

Newman Purple

Emma Croft, Devon County Council

Food waste matters

Emma Crofts will discuss international and local projects to reduce food waste, including the EU-wide ECOWASTE4FOOD project.

Food for Thought

Students and staff

Tuesday 5th June

14:00 – 15:00

Newman Purple

Dr. Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, Public Health Devon

Food and Health

Dr Tamsin Newlove-Delgado will be talking about ways to contribute to local campaigns like Sugar Smart Exeter.

Food for Thought

Students and staff

Date

Time

Venue

Speaker

Title

Description

Challenge

Open to

 Monday 4th June

10:30 – 11:30

Newman Red

Alex Hall, Senior Policy Advisor at the University of Exeter

Gender Equality and how it Works in the University

Discussion of the university’s policies and new developments on gender equality across students and staff; how these are challenged, and how policy is shaped in relation to society and culture.

 

Gender Inequality

Students and staff

 

11:30 – 12:30

Newman Red

Dr Rebecca Roberts-Hughes (Civil Aviation Authority)

Women and the Language of Bias in Corporate Business

A personal account of the cultures and language of prejudice and reflections on how this can be addressed

 

Gender Inequality

Students and staff

 

16:00 – 17:00

Harrison LT004

Elizabeth Willsteed (Barrister, Magdalen Chambers)

Equality and law: past, present and future

Outline of the current legal state of play with cases of precedent and discussion of how the law is changing.

 

Gender Inequality

Students and staff

Tuesday 5th June

14:00 – 15:00

Harrison Lecture Theatre 004

Dave Pickering (Writer and campaigner)

What about the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity

Anecdotal, personal reflection on male identity in relation to dominant cultures of masculinity and feminism

Gender Inequality

Students and staff

 

15:00 – 16:00

Harrison Lecture Theatre 004

Dr Fiona Handyside (Senior Lecturer in French and Film, Exeter)

Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood, and all That

#metoo, #timesup, and the flurry of allegations after Harvey Weinstein’s downfall – but will anything change in the Hollywood film industry?

Gender Inequality

Students and staff

 

16:00 – 17:00

Harrison Lecture Theatre 004

Prof Linda Williams

Women’s role in contemporary film

As an expert in feminism and visual culture, Professor Linda Williams will discuss the ways in which gender is construed through symbols, and what impact this has on gender inequality today.

Gender Inequality

Students and staff

Wednesday 6th June

17:30 – 19:30

 

Film screening

A Fabulous Woman

Screening of the Oscar-winning film, A Fantastic Woman (Chile, 2017), followed by a Q&A with its co-writer and co-producer, Gonzalo Maza (PhD candidate in Film, University of Exeter), in conversation with Prof Sally Faulkner.

This critically acclaimed film tells the story of a transgender woman coming to terms with the loss of her partner and the prejudice that surrounds her. Booking is essential – follow this link to book https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-fantastic-woman-film-screening-and-qa-with-gonzalo-maza-tickets-46361038113

Gender Inequality

Students and staff

Date

Time

Venue

Speaker

Title

Description

Challenge

Open to

Tuesday 5th  June

09:00 – 10:30

Forum Alumni Auditorium

Joelle Jenny, Harvard Weatherfield Scholar and Formerly Deputy Head at the UK Department for International Development

 

 

Global Security

Students and staff

Thursday 7th June

13:30 – 15:00

Forum Alumni Auditorium

Steve Tatham

Fake News

 

Global Security

Students and staff

Date

Time

Venue

Speaker

Title

Description

Challenge

Open to

Monday 4th June

10:30 – 11:30

Queens LT2

Prof Melvyn Hillsdon, Sports Sciences

Activity for Wellbeing

 The focus will be upon examining the use of physical activity, not only for the treatment of depression but also as a way to mainain or enhance wellbeing. This will help to inform the enquiry group output focusing on ways to promote physical activity either amongst people to help maintain wellbeing, people with depression as a treatment or service providers.

Mental Health

Students and staff

 

11:30 – 12:15

Queens LT2

Debbie Hicks, Founding Member and Creative Director, Reading Agency

Reading for Wellbeing

Whether we are reading a book as part of University study or for pleasure, reading can have influence on all aspects of our lives and be a powerful wellbeing tool. A growing area where reading is beginning to have significant impact as a source of health information is helping people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing.

Mental Health

Students and staff

 

13:30 – 14:15

Queens LT2

Andy Bacon, NHS England, Central Team, Lead for Armed Forces

Enquiry Group

Improving Access to Mental Health for Veterans (and other Hard to Reach Groups)

Armed Forces veterans and family members may experience a significant treatment gap when accessing statutory mental health services. This presentation will examine some of the internal and external barriers that account for the treatment gap in the Armed Forces veteran community. Implications regarding types of barriers addressed in this presentation will help inform outputs concerning the specific hard to reach groups you decide to focus on in your respective enquiry groups. 

 

Mental Health

Students and staff

Date

Time

Venue

Speaker

Title

Description

Challenge

Open to

Monday 4th June

10:30 – 11:00

Harrison Lecture Theatre 004

Prof Brendan Godley, Biosciences, University of Exeter

Preserving aquatic life – the challenges we face

 

Ocean Plastic

Students and staff

 

11:30 – 12:00

Harrison Lecture Theatre 004

Prof Tamara Galloway, Biosciences, University of Exeter

Modern life – the challenges we face

 

Ocean Plastic

Students and staff

 

12:00 – 12:30

Harrison Lecture Theatre 004

Eline Boon, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

An overview of the challenge from an NGO perspective

 Discussion of 'a new plastics economy'

Ocean Plastic

Students and staff

 

13:30 – 14:30

Harrison Lecture Theatre 004

Yui Kamikawa and Liz Lowe from Coca Cola

The SEA project – industry partners working together

 

Packaging strategy and collaborative actions strategy, delivered by representatives of Coca Cola

Ocean Plastic

Students and staff