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On-line Mini Seminars
During these strange times Transition Buxton is running a series of on-line mini seminars. They will be at 7:30 pm on alternate Thursdays via Zoom, Duration 40 – 60 minutes
Each session will start with a presentation (approx. 20mins) followed by Q&A.
To join these talks please register for each session in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org You will then receive an ‘invitation’ to join the Zoom call with the link to click through at the appropriate time.
You can now watch recordings of our mini-seminars by clicking here.
On 13th August Serpentine Community Garden Past Present & Future, Madeline Hall & Steve Philips will talk about what Serpentine Community Garden (SCG) is and where it’s going.
After 5 years’ activity as Serpentine Community Farm CIC and its earlier genesis as the Food Group within Transition Buxton, SCG has big ambitions to continue to grow an increasingly wide range of plants, and improve our knowledge and understanding of the natural environment, as well as providing social and therapeutic support in our community and more. serpentinecommunitygarden.org Background reading: War and Peas – available in paperback from Scriveners, Poole’s Cavern and the Pump Room for £7.99.
then on 27th August ‘Excellence in Consumption’ Dr Terry Newholm, Reader in Consumer Ethics, University of Manchester.
Our life is in a consumer culture with all the threats that poses to our survival; not an easy proposition for us humans. We’ll get some advice from an austere Victorian art critic, a couple of contemporary American philosophers and the prime UK advocate of eudemonics. We’ll ask what happens when we take a ‘moral turn’ and begin to talk about what is not mentioned in polite American circles: CONSUMPTION.
Our seventh mini seminar was Plastic Free in a Time of Covid, Rachel Yates from Surfers Against Sewage.
Our sixth mini seminar was on a similar theme to our previous one “Diet in the Anthropocene” a second talk by Dr Terry Newholm.
Our fifth mini seminar was “My Beef with Beef”, Travels to sustainability via the kitchen an entertaining and very informative talk presented by Carol Huff.
Our fourth mini seminar was Biodiversity in Buxton by Rachel Purchase from the Buxton Civic Association Biodiversity Group
Our third mini seminar was ‘From Consumer Culture to Sustainability’ presented by Dr Terry Newholm.
The second mini seminar was ‘People Powered Retrofit’ by Liam Schofield of the Carbon Coop in Manchester.
The first of our mini seminars was ‘What We Need to do Now’ by Chris Goodall.