Talks and Discussions


We arrange talks and presentations on a fairly regular basis, our past speakers have included among others: Andrew Simms (author of Tescopoly and other books); Professor Terry Callaghan (professor of Arctic Ecology); Nick Parsons (South Yorkshire Energy Centre); Professor J.P.Grime (Sheffield University and Harpur Hill Research Centre); Professor Bill McGuire (UCL and author of a number of books).


In the run-up to the last two general elections we organised a special hustings with Environment & Sustainability as the theme for questions. In 2015, candidates from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties and UKIP responded to a wide range of questions from an audience of over 40 constituents. In 2017, we organised the event in collaboration with Amnesty International, and accepted questions on human rights and other issues as well as the environment. Only the Labour and Lib Dem candidates attended, but over 50 constituents came to hear their views. You can download the questions and the candidates’ responses:

Our thanks to the candidates on both occasions and to the
Green Man Gallery and the Pooles Caver Visitor Centre for hosting the events.