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Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series

This week's distinguished lecture on Wednesday 5 March is by Professor David Fisk of Imperial College.

His subject is "After the World Summit". The Lecture takes place in the Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse at 7.00pm. Refreshments are served from 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

David Fisk is currently Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Engineering for Sustainable Development at Imperial College London and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. His research is majoring on risk and sustainable development.

Until 2001 he was Director Central Strategy in the Department of Environment Transport and the Regions. He was responsible for DETR cross-cutting issues including the European Union, sponsorship of the Health & Safety Commission and Executive, 'futures' studies. He was previously responsible for the development of UK Climate Change Policy, including negotiating the Climate Change Convention and its Kyoto Protocol, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the UK's first National Air Quality Strategy; policy on the safe release of genetically modified organisms and chemicals onto the market, and policy on the disposal of radioactive waste.

An MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development is now offered at Cambridge and this course has been designed to enhance the technical skills of practising engineers, through a better understanding of the issues surrounding Sustainable Development, and through an improved awareness of the commercial and management techniques to deliver more sustainable practices in their own working environments.

For further details about the lectures or the MPhil, please contact: Dr R.A.Fenner 01223 765626; raf37@eng.cam.ac.uk.