Protecting the planet: Myths and facts

Whether it's the David Attenborough effect or seeing the climate change data, so many of us are keen to do our bit to protect the planet. However sometimes it's not easy to work out what to do for the best. This talk will test your knowledge of what the real issues are, identify the myths and the facts - ranging from banning plastic to buying electric cars - and work out what you could or should not do to make a difference.



Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


29 Apr 2021

6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Essex Local Network


Averil Macdonald

Averil Macdonald

Emeritus Professor of Science Engagement - University of Reading

Averil Macdonald is Emeritus Professor of Science Engagement (University of Reading) and is currently Professor of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Birmingham. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list (2015) for services to women in science and engaging the public with science with other national awards including the Bragg Medal and Prize (1999), Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science (2007), Honorary Doctorates by the University of York (2010) and Kingston University (2015), the BEIS Starting Out award (2016)

 Averil is currently Master of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers in London and was previously Chair of UKOOG, the trade association representing the On-shore Oil and Gas industry in the UK, a Director of WISE, the Campaign for Women in Science and Engineering, a Trustee of the Science Museum in London, a non-executive Director of the Cheltenham Festivals, and a member of the Women’s Business Council which advises the government on issues affecting women in employment. She previously represented the UK on the EU Helsinki Group for Gender in Research advising the EU Commission on gender issues and was UK Ambassador to the G7 summit on Gender in Japan (2016).

 Averil has advised numerous organisations and businesses on Equality and Diversity including Network Rail, B&Q, Cochlear and numerous universities.



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