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Our seminars are usually delivered in-person with an online option. The Zoom link will be sent out shortly before each event. If you are not currently on the GSI mailing list and would like to attend, please email Likewise if you would like to be a part of the GSI community please register here.

Past events can be found here. 

See the GSI youtube playlist for event recordings

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21 - 22 May 202412:00

Exeter Doughnut Economics Gathering

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22 - 23 May 20249:00

IDSAI - Artificial Intelligence for Geological Modelling and Mapping

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22 May 202417:00

Kate Raworth at the University of Exeter

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28 May 202417:30

Mapping Water: Between paper, memory and the archive

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6 June 202416:00

GSI Seminar Series - Patrick Greenfield 'Carbon Pirates: why offsetting isn't working'

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11 June 202414:00

Gaia Vince 'Nomad Century' A GSI and Women in Climate Seminar

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19 June 202414:00

GSI Media Training Session 3

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24 - 25 June 2024TBC

Machine Learning for Earth Observation 2024

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3 - 4 July 20249:30

Showcasing GSI's leading climate research and exploring future priorities

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4 July 202418:00

Holocaust Memory, Rwanda, and Genocide Prevention Today

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Other events

Edit for Climate Events

Over the course of 2023 a series of Wikipedia “editathons” will be hosted by the GSI, as part of the institute’s partnership with Wikimedia UK to mobilise research onto Wikipedia, filling knowledge gaps and combating climate misinformation in the process. Join other students and researchers at an editathon to learn how to edit Wikipedia and improve open source climate change knowledge. No Wikipedia experience required! Previous editathon attendees welcome. For questions and more information about the project, contact Tatjana Baleta at

GSI Policy & Engagement Network

Headed by James Dyke, Emily Robinson, and Alex Edwards the Policy Engagement Network aims to provide a space to explore and discuss the processes, opportunities, and challenges academics face in amplifying their research outcomes to a non-academic audience.  Currently, the network runs a monthly roundtable discussion group debating topics of power, politics, and knowledge production through the lens of creating sustainable futures.

Additionally, the group is committed to continuing their ‘In Conversation series’ focused on challenging the dominant narrative of growth through the lens of non-academic engagement. To become part of this network please email –     

Agile Rabbit 

Agile Rabbit deliver events about issues that matter: ideas, global affairs, and the natural and scientific world. See their website for more information.

The Women in Climate (WiC) network 

WiC host regular events.

Tipping Elements Discussion Series

This series of online discussions convened by AIMES, Future Earth, Earth Commission and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip). 

Archived events

3rd National Climate Impacts and Risks Meeting

11th-12th September 2023, University of Exeter

Global Carbon Budget Conference

4-6 July 2023, University of Exeter

Tipping Points: From Climate Crisis to Positive Transformation

12-14 September 2022

Lovelock Centenary conference

In July 2019 a special conference was hosted by GSI at the University of Exeter to celebrate the 100th birthday of James Lovelock. The programme and all talks, including an interview with James Lovelock himself, can be found on the conference website.