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100 years of University of London Lecture Series - Sir Ed Davey

Venue: Birkbeck Clore Management Centre

“The Climate Emergency: can the UK regain global leadership?”

Speaker details:

Sir Ed Davey is Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and serves as the Member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton. An economist by training, Davey was a business consultant before he was elected for the first time in 1997. He was Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in 2012-15, and in 2016 set up a consultancy working primarily in the energy and climate change field. Davey chairs a Community Energy Co-operative Company called Mongoose Energy. He received a knighthood for his political and public service in 2016. Davey holds an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London and was made a fellow of the College in 2006. 


Lecture details:

Since Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics’ Institution in 1823, the organisation that is now Birkbeck, University of London, has been the gateway for ambitious people to study in the evening. In so doing they change their own lives - and make an immediate impact on business, the economy and our entire society.


In February 2020 Birkbeck will mark 100 years since the College officially became part of the University of London.


Join us for a series of celebratory events on the theme of “opening education” showcasing Birkbeck’s unique commitment to access and excellence.


The lecture will last approximately one hour, followed by a drinks reception.


Tickets are free of charge but booking is essential.


* Speaker availability subject to change depending on parliamentary business.

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