Renowned climate scientist to give keynote BVA Congress speech

Renowned climate scientist to give keynote BVA Congress speech

Globally renowned particle physicist-turned-climate scientist Dr Tamsin Edwards will be the keynote speaker at BVA Congress during this year’s London Vet Show .

In a lecture titled ‘Polar Thinking’, Dr Edwards will deconstruct the view that climate change is a black and white issue and instead present a nuanced and personal journey into the science of climate change, capturing all of its uncertainties, opposites and shades of grey.

The 53rd Wooldridge Memorial Lecture is sure to be one of the highlights of the November 11 and 12 show.

It takes place against the backdrop of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow and among the many burning questions posed will be how how to best deal with polarisation, and how humans can make sense of a complex and uncertain future.

Speaking about the addition of Dr Edwards, a Reader in Climate Change at King’s College London, to the agenda, BVA President James Russell said: “I am incredibly excited to welcome such a major voice on climate science as the keynote speaker at BVA Congress at a time when the whole world will be talking about these issues.

‘Better informed’

“Dr Edwards has a reputation for drawing from a wide range of research within the field of climate science and the environment, and for leaving audiences better informed and better able to question their own and others’ pre-existing beliefs on the subject.

“With the majority of vets in the UK saying they would like to play a more active role in the sustainability agenda, I’m sure colleagues from all areas of the veterinary profession will find her lecture inspiring and informative.”

As a climate scientist, Dr Edwards has earned a reputation for being a hugely engaging and informative speaker. Apart from penning a blog for the Public Library of Science, PLoS, titled All Models Are Wrong, she co-presents the popular BBC Radio 4 programme 39 Ways to Save the Planet with Tom Heap.

Dr Edwards’ lecture is open to all London Vet Show attendees and will take place in the BVA Congress Theatre at London’s ExCeL between 11am – 12pm on Friday, 12 November.

BVA Congress takes place on 11-12 November and BVA members receive a 15% discount on the lowest advertised ticket price.

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