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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics
Explore Land Economy through the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

The Department of Land Economy will take part in this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas, contributing to the hundreds of free events available to the public.

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas, an annual event offering hundreds of free talks, debates, performances, and exhibitions, will take place this year from 17-30 October, 2016. This year’s events will focus on the theme of movement, and will include offerings from the Department of Land Economy.

Bookings for these events are now available online, through the Festival of Ideas website.

Time Currencies in Cambridgeshire: Exchanging Time, Connecting Communities

Monday, 24 October, 7-9pm

Newnham College, Lucia Windsor Room, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DF

This event will consider how the idea of time credits, a method of community-based exchange of skill and time, can have a profound impact on a community. Speakers will include Dr Gemma Burgess, a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Land Economy’s Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR). Joining Dr Burgess will be representatives from the City Council and Spice Innovations, a social enterprise piloting the time credits programme, as well as participants of the programme.

Timebank and Time Credit initiatives in Cambridgeshire encourage communities to give time to their community, sharing skills and passions to support meaningful change and exchange. Learn more about how this simple idea can change lives, enjoy a free glass of wine, and hear about the experiences of members and organisations who engage with the range of Cambridgeshire time currencies.

To book your place, or to learn more, please visit the Festival of Ideas website.

Climate Change: Past, Present and Future

Saturday, 22 October, 1pm-2:30pm

Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZ

The Earth's climate has changed throughout its history. So what's so special about now and what can we learn from past climate change? The Department of Land Economy’s Professor Douglas Crawford-Brown will join a panel of experts to discuss the past, present and future of this global issue. The panel will include Rachel Reckin, Victoria Herrmann and Ben Caldecott, and be chaired by Chris Smith, Naked Scientists.

To book your place, or to learn more, please visit the Festival of Ideas website.