Creating Change in the face of the Climate Crisis

Date & timeThursday, 21 October 6:00pm - 7:30pm
LocationLecture Theatre, Trinity Hall
CostFree

In the run-up to COP26, the first event in our climate change series discusses some of the big issues on the table at Glasgow and how we can all be part of creating change.

About the event

Join Trinity Hall Fellow Dr Lee de-Wit in conversation with Trinity Hall alumna and Honorary Fellow, Harriet Lamb (1979), following the launch of her new book From Anger to Action earlier this summer. From Anger to Action tells the stories of the citizens’ movements charting new paths to tackle the big global challenges that lie behind the political upheavals of our times. Drawing on candid insights from citizens, activists, and innovators, and their own experiences as leaders of internationally recognised advocacy organisations, the authors give an insider account of the battle for change and how it can be won – as well as trenchant criticism of where traditional civil society has lost its way and needs renewal.

The talk will begin at 6pm in the Lecture Theatre and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Trinity Hall alumni are able to exercise their dining rights at High Table on Thursday evenings.  Please note places are limited so we advise booking early. Book online: www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/alumni/alumni-benefits/dining-rights/high-table-booking-request-form/

Biography

Harriet Lamb joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change.

Harriet was CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK and globally. She has always worked for NGOs with a focus on international development, peace and the environment. She worked in the UK on refugee and low pay issues and lived in India for six years. Her first book Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtade Battles was published in 2008, and her second book From Anger to Action: Inside the Global Movements for Social Justice, Peace and a Sustainable Planet was published in June 2021. She was appointed a CBE in 2006. She is a cycling obsessive who loves gardening and walking her dog.