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House on Fire: Young People on Climate Change

Hear from leading young voices on the climate emergency at a panel talk featuring Dara McAnulty, Yetunde Kehinde and Anna Taylor.

The speakers discuss the work that they are doing to raise awareness about the future of the planet following a year of unprecedented growth in youth activism.

Activist Greta Thunberg has led millions of young people around the world in a school strikes in order to express their frustration and anger with those in power, demonstrating that young voices on the global climate emergency cannot be ignored.

Naturalist, activist and writer Dara McAnulty has won multiple awards, including the BBC Springwatch Unsprung Hero Award. In 2018 he became an ambassador for RSPCA and the #iwill campaign. His debut book Diary of a Young Naturalist is due for publication in June 2020.

Inspired by her geography teacher, Yetunde Kehinde got involved with social action to protect the environment. She started by picking up litter along the River Thames with friends. She is an Action for Conservation Ambassador.

Climate activist Anna Taylor is co-founder of the UK Student Climate Network, a student-led organisation that focuses on promoting the views of under-18s with the aim of fighting for climate justice.

Dates & times

16 Apr 2020
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 10+

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