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Surrey Hills Symposium

Our Climate and Biodiversity Emergency – How can we inspire action?

24 November 2021

University of Surrey

A series of talks, discussion and print workshop focused on creative action towards our climate and biodiversity crisis.  Featuring artists working with scientists on ground breaking discoveries, public art that supports local wildlife and environmental activism as art.   Creative arts practice that can positively contribute to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency locally and globally. This will be an interactive sharing of projects, thinking and ideas. It will engage an audience of artists, commissioners and anyone interested in art and environment.

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The Programme

Following the talks at 5pm, delegates will have an opportunity to network over a vegetarian buffet. Following this, will be the launch of Surrey’s Climate Strategy Plan and an evening session chaired by Author and Broadcaster Jim Al Khalili featuring Keynote speaker Tony Jupiter, Chair of Natural England.


24 November
Afternoon session: 2-6pm including buffet. Evening session: 6.30-7.30pm.


University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus,
Guildford GU2 7XH
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If we’re going to be able to continue to exist on this planet, we’ve got to become it’s guardians and learn to manage it better. We’re utterly dependant on the natural world and we’re deeply intertwined with it, maybe as a society we’ve lost sight of that. We need to push things back in the right direction, and that is what I am trying to support with these sculptures, to make things that enhance the environment, that raise awareness and make people more interested in these species.” Will Nash