Professor Piers Forster of the Priestley International Centre for Climate

28 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Priestley Lecture – ‘From Climate Science to Climate Action?’

Professor Piers Forster

The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial St, LS1 6AL

All Welcome - but booking required

The impact of climate change on society and ecosystems is a global challenge and in response to this problem, the University of Leeds opened the Priestley International Centre for Climate in 2016. In this year’s annual Priestley Lecture held jointly by the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Mill Hill Chapel, and The Leeds Library, Professor Piers Forster will explore how science influences international negotiations, national legislation and climate action. By building collaborations across a range of disciplines and expertise, the Centre aims to build practical solutions to a problem that concerns us all.


Piers Forster is an atmospheric physicist who moved to Leeds in 2005, where he has been professor of climate physics since 2008. He is founding Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate and sits on the UK Committee on Climate Change.


The lecture is free to attend but due to limited spaces, booking is required. In order to book a place, please email Dr. John Lydon, Hon. Secretary of the LPLS at secretary@leedsphilandlit.org.uk or click here to book through Eventbrite.