Paddy Fowler
11 July 2018

First lecture series for new Gresham Professor

Earlier this year, IES Vice President Professor Carolyn Roberts gave her final official lecture as the first Frank Jackson Foundation Gresham Professor of the Environment; now, Professor Jacqueline McGlade, IES Honorary Fellow, takes the reins with her first series of lectures on Emerging Environmental Issues with Global Implications.

Professor McGlade is a renowned environmental scientist who has played key roles in academia, the United Nations Environment Programme, and in the European Environment Agency. She is also Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London and Professor at the Maasai Mara University in Kenya.

As Professor of the Environment, Jacqueline McGlade will continue the 420-year-old tradition of delivering free lectures aimed at the public within the City of London and beyond. During the academic year, Gresham College puts on a total of 130 lectures at Barnard’s Inn Hall and the Museum of London. All Gresham lectures are live streamed and made available on YouTube after the event. The College’s archive of past lectures is freely available on the College website and now totals more than 2,000 videos in a wide range of subjects in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Professor McGlade's lectures for 2019 are as follows:

  1. Antibiotic Resistance: Calling on Citizens to Help Tackle the Problem - Tuesday 25 September 2018, 6pm at the Museum of London
  2. Nanomaterials: A Tale of Two Alices - Tuesday 13 November 2018, 6pm at the Museum of London
  3. Childhood Malnutrition: Exporting Violence or Happiness? - Tuesday 4 December 2018, 6pm at the Museum of London
  4. Food Security: A Poisoned Chalice of Plant Adaptation - Tuesday 5 March 2019, 6pm at the Museum of London
  5. The Intertwined Impacts of Pollution and Inequality on Health - Tuesday 30 April 2019, 6pm at the Museum of London
  6. Exploring the Earth from Space - Tuesday 21 May 2019, 6pm at the Museum of London