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ticket   Win Sci: Slowdown
Mon 6 Sep 2021 at 19:30 to 21:00  
Prior Registration Required for Zoom
Invites To:
Basingstoke Friends, Cardiff IVC Friends & Social, Edinburgh Socialives, Exeter IVC, Halifax & Huddersfield IVC, London IVC, Merseyside IVC, Norwich & Norfolk IVC, Sheffield IVC, Simply Social IVC, Basingstoke IVC Science Hub, Nottingham IVC

This event is hosted and arranged by William Vine, the Group Organiser for Winchester Cafe Scientifique.

Basingstoke IVC science enthusiasts invite you to this talk on a very interesting subject. The subject of this evenings talk is “Slowdown”.

WinCafeSci is Online, so if you missed a talk or would like to go over some of it again you can watch here on our YouTube channel.

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A free Zoom account is great if you want to participate. If that is not for you, you can watch on YouTube Live from your normal browser.


Danny Dorling talking about the pandemic as well as some of the ideas in his book: “SLOWDOWN: The end of the Great Acceleration – and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives”.

Do you think human population growth is out of control? Maybe it isn’t!

Are you often told that the pace of technological change is speeding ever faster and faster? But is it?

Are we becoming ever more productive worldwide with economic growth each decade always out stripping the past? No?

 So, what is speeding up and when was the great acceleration?

 Come hear a few ideas, ask questions, argue, tell where I am wrong and on what we might agree    

Danny Dorling is a professor in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He was previously a professor for a decade at the University of Sheffield, and before then a professor at the University of Leeds.

In early 2021 the paperback edition of his book with Yale University Press on: “Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration—and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives was published.

Later in 2021, jointly with Annika Koljonen, he is publishing an updated paperback edition of: Finntopia: what we can learn from the world’s happiest country with Agenda publishing and Columbia University Press. He is a patron of the road crash charity RoadPeace, and in his spare time he makes sandcastles.

You will need the Zoom client installed on your computer, tablet or phone.

Short video on using Zoom here:

Only one ticket needed per screen. If you are sharing with someone, they don’t need a separate ticket.

We will open the meeting from 7pm so people can settle in, chat etc. There will be a break between talk and Q&A when people can chat etc. It's not the same as live but closer than I thought

A recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

Our Facebook Group provides an opportunity to share ideas and keep in touch. You are encouraged to post interesting science links and to comment or discuss.

Hosted By:
William Vine, Winchester Cafe Sci (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Cafe Sci Organiser)