Sustainability – Public Invited to Attend First Royal Society Lecture at Queen’s in 20 Years

Members of the public are being invited to attend the first Royal Society lecture at Queen’s University in 20 years. Professor Charles Godfray, Fellow of the Royal Society, will speak on ‘Feeding Sustainably 9 Billion People’, at the University next Monday evening (22nd November). In his talk he will address the challenges presented by continuing population and consumption growth and an increasing global demand for food.

“Queen’s University and the people of Northern Ireland have a proud reputation for making a positive difference around the world and addressing the needs of the world’s poorest. I look forward to discussing with people what we can do to ensure sustainable and equitable food security, against the challenges of climate change and growing competition for land, water and energy,” says Professor Godfray.

Professor Tony Gallagher, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Planning, Staffing and External Relations remarks: “Through its Institute for a Sustainable World, Queen’s is actively working to tackle the areas raised by Profressor Godfray, and in doing so, is making a real difference to people’s lives around the world. The topic of the lecture is one that is relevant to all of us, and I would encourage people to come along on Monday evening and attend what will no doubt be a stimulating and thought-provoking evening.”

Those interested in attending The Royal Society Lecture should contact Paul Cochrane via email at p.cochrane@qub.ac.uk or by telephone on 028 9097 5323. Admission is free but places should be reserved. The lecture takes place at 6.30pm in G024 in the Peter Froggatt Centre on the main campus at Queen’s.

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