ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2012 - 10 am - 5 pm
Birkbeck University of London
Room CLO B01
Clore Management Building
25 - 27 Torrington Square
London WC1E 7JL
Nearest Underground: Russell Square
On behalf of Whale of a Time, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), I would like to invite you to a two-day event to celebrate and to raise awareness of the plight of rainforests and oceans. This event is aimed at general public and students.
The event is an inspiring and empowering way of getting involved in social and environmental issues through exclusive film screenings by award-winning environmental film-makers followed by informative discussions with leading environmental and social researchers, sustainable art exhibitions, music and the Whale of a Time Workshop in celebration of the world's oceans and rainforests.
Penney Poyzer - 'Eco Queen - the Queen of Green', from BBC programme "No Waste Like Home" will introduce the festival, which will include speakers on a range of questions relating to the most pressuring environmental issues of today.
The festival will be as interactive as possible including internationally acclaimed films, key environmental speakers followed by a question and answer session at the end.
A fantastic line up of speakers including Dan Laffoley, Marine Vice Chair, IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas, - Prof. Sudhir Chopra, Law Fellow, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, representing whale and dolphin intelligence and the Rights of Cetaceans, Barbara Maas, NABU International, Head of International Species Conservation, representing the Voice of the world's most critically endangered cetacean, the Maui and Hector's Dolphin, Carine Nadal from Gaia Foundation representing the Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth and Indigenous people, Louise Kulbicki, the Legal Co-ordinator for Eradicating Ecocide, headed up by visionary Polly Higgins, Dr. Serge Wich, Scientific Advisor to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) will be representing the Voice of the critically endangered Sumatra Orangutan and many more inspiring speakers confirmed. Please view full programme at our website.
Films being shown include "Planet Ocean" the latest award-winning film by acclaimed filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the amazing award-winning film "Green" about an Orang-utan in Indonesia that will change your life forever, "Crude", a truly inspiring film by Joe Berlinger about the Real Price of Oil and "Sharkwater", the internationally acclaimed documentary showing Robert Stewart's dangerous journey in an effort to save sharks from extinction.
This event will truly change your life forever!
There is no charge to attend the event.
If you would like to reserve a place, please reply by e-mail to
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Please view the full programme online at http://www.whaleofatime.org/festival.php