Roehampton to host events as part of Wandsworth’s Together on Climate Change Festival

  • Monday, October 25, 2021

The University is hosting a number of activities as part of Wandsworth’s Together on Climate Change Festival which takes place from Monday 8 November to Saturday 13 November.

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The festival is an opportunity to learn more about climate change issues, connect with others, and discover how we can all take action to help the environment and reduce emissions.

The Festival includes a wide range of events including online talks, walks, exhibitions and it is open to all those who live, work and play in the borough.

The events hosted by Roehampton include:

Harvest morning - Tuesday 9 November, 10am - 12noon, on campus

Ever wanted to pick your own veg? Join the harvest team and learn about all the delicious crops growing on the edible campus. The first part of this session involves picking greens, salad, root veggies, herbs and more, before  heading indoors to pack the produce for sale at the Hive Café.

Digby Dig - 10 November, 11am – 12.30pm, on campus

Are you interested in exploring the interconnections of soil, food and the soul? Come along to Digby Dig for a COP26 themed session as we immerse in the peaceful, green space of Barat Lawn next to Digby Chapel. Get involved in weeding, sowing seeds, digging, painting, and more. Most of all connect with others, as we enjoy an hour or two of gardening with a cup of tea and biscuit in hand. The meeting point is Barat Lawn at 11am. The session will last until 12.30pm. Join for as little, or as long as you like!

Public talk by Professor Jérémie Gilbert and Dr Daniel Aguirre, 13 November, Battersea Arts Centre

Professor Jérémie Gilbert's research focuses on international human rights law, particularly the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, including their right to land and natural resources. He has worked with several indigenous communities across the globe and regularly serves as a consultant for several international organisations and non-governmental organisations supporting indigenous peoples’ rights. Dr Daniel Aguirre is an expert in international human rights law and has worked extensively with non-governmental organisations, primarily in South East Asia, training human rights and environmental activists on the implementation of human rights law, strategic litigation and access to justice. They are both members of the Roehampton Climate Network. 

During their talk, they will approach the work they have developed over the years, their professional encounters with examples of the consequences and the impact of climate change, explain the importance of COP26 and what it means - especially legally - for our future.


For more infomation, to view the full schedule and book your place here.