Eco-Anxious in St Andrews: Comparing climate anxiety in university and community populations

8 June 2022, 14:00 – 15:00 Research seminar. This exciting event brings into dialogue two recent research projects on eco-anxiety from the University of St Andrews. Both studies examined experiences of anxiety about the climate crisis for people living, studying and working in St Andrews and its surrounding areas. The event presents findings from both studies, allowing … Read more

Digitalisation and Sustainability at Home

24 May 2022, 11:00 to 12:00. Research seminar. Speaker: Dr Louise Reid (School of Geography & Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews) Abstract In November 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme published an Early Warning, Emerging Issues and Futures paper highlighting the growing environmental footprint of digitalisation, specifically the increase in energy demand, impacts from minerals and … Read more

Communicating Climate through Arts

29 April 2022, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Speakers: Olivia Booker and Claudia Lubao (PhD candidates, University of St Andrews) Abstracts Claudia Lubao (PhD candidate, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences)‘The act of Musicalizing in Tanzania’This talk focuses on how popular music can be used as one of the strategies to change, mitigate and raise … Read more

Environmental Humanities @ St Andrews workshop: our contributions to climate research

18 March 2022, 10:00-12:00. STACEES and the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance (SAHA)* warmly invite members of the University of St Andrews research community working on or with an interest in the environmental humanities to join us for this virtual workshop. Participation is welcomed from all career stages, including students. Colleagues and students who do … Read more

Land Management in Scotland – From Urban Deer to Wind Energy

7 December 2021, 11:00 to 12:00. Research seminar. Speakers: Jessica Hogan and Abi Whitefield (PhD candidates, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews) Abstracts Jessica Hogan – Worldwide, countries have turned to renewables in order to meet international climate change agreements. However, renewables like wind energy often face opposition by local communities which can … Read more

The Challenges facing 21st Century Critical Metals: from Mantle to Mine to Magnet

24 November 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Professor Adrian Finch (School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews) AbstractWith COP26 just completed, many countries around the globe have made commitments to decarbonise their economies. The route chosen usually involves the use of ‘renewable’ energies such as wind turbines and electric … Read more

Miss Tampon Liberty: Jay Critchley and ‘Environmenstrual’ Art since 1970

11 November 2021, 13:00 to 14:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik (University of Aberdeen) Abstract In the 1970s and 80s, when menstruation was generally considered taboo, artist Jay Critchley made art out of discarded plastic tampon applicators washed up and collected on local beaches. With no idea what the items were used for, Critchley could not … Read more

SIMULATION-LED: St Andrews as an active partner in the United for Smart, Sustainable Cities U4SSC initiative

3 November 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Moya Crawford (Managing Director D’Arcy Thompson Simulator Centre) Abstract As part of its contract to install the D’Arcy Thompson Simulator @ Eden Campus, using funding from the Tay Cities Deal, St Andrews has been enrolled in the United for Smart, Sustainable Cities programme. This has over … Read more

Dive in! Protecting Our Ocean

12 October 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speakers: Claire Robinson & Lily Barnes (Museum Collections) Join us for another great talk by Claire Robinson & Lily Barnes (Museum Collections) entitled ‘Dive in! Protecting Our Ocean’. The Museums of the University of St Andrews are working in partnership with the Scottish Oceans Institute, MASTS and consultants in … Read more

Transparency in the age of energy transition – What can data tell us about sustainability?

3 June 2021, 12:00-13:00 Research Seminar Guest speaker: Dr Aliya Tskhay Join us for another great interdisciplinary paper, this time by Dr Aliya Tskhay (School of International Relations) entitled ‘Transparency in the age of energy transition: What can data tell us about sustainability?’. This paper explores the utility of data produced within the Extractive Industries … Read more