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Rapid Transitions: how did we do that?

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

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In the face of environmental crises and global inequality, how can we work together for more sustainable futures? What can we learn from great transitions and transformations of the past?

This event brings together activists, academics and practitioners to explore what we can learn from history and how we accelerate change in the present.

This event includes lunch, and a reception with drinks/nibbles from 5 – 6.30pm.


  • Caroline Lucas, co-leader, Green Party of England and Wales
  • Paul Allen, Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Rob Hopkins, Transition Network
  • Molly Conisbee, University of Bristol / Bread, Print & Roses
  • Andrew Simms, New Weather Institute
  • Pete Newell, University of Sussex/ESRC STEPS Centre
  • more tbc


About the Transformations series

TransformationsWhen in the past have societies made rapid transitions, and what were the circumstances that drove them? What can we learn from these times, positively and negatively to enable the transition we need to make today in the face of climatic upheaval and fossil fuel dependence?

The Transformations series, co-organised by the New Weather Institute and the STEPS Centre, aim to change the conversation about transition in the UK. Through informed public discussion and engagement we will gather opinions, capture outcomes and stimulate debate about how to facilitate the speed and scale of the transition.

See the Transformations event series page for more details.



April 24
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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United Kingdom