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Why is Climate Change so hard?

Friday 27 November 2020

Ritula Shah (chair), Professor Richard Betts MBE, Grace Blakeley, Professor Robert Pollin, Dr Kris de Meyer, Dr Catherine Butler


This lively online discussion looked at communicating science, the psychology behind our actions, and the politics of Climate Change. “The danger of global warming is as yet unseen, but real enough for us to make changes and sacrifices” Margaret Thatcher told the UN in 1989. Yet, in 2020 the predictions are unfolding with devastating wildfires, […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: HERITAGE, HEART & HOME

Friday 27 November 2020


Premal Bhatt presents Phonic Mango, a music programme showcasing artists of South Asian heritage on Phonic FM. Premal spoke with Professor Jerri Daboo and musician Kuljit Bhamra to create a piece that reflects on heritage, music and connection. As part of FUTURES2020 festival this programme was made with Stellaria Media is making a series of […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: Our Shared Planet

Friday 27 November 2020


Children at Soundart Radio in conversation with marine biologist Dr Ines Lange, mathematician Rayanne Vitali, geographer Dr Kate Baker, and geologist Dr Jodie Fisher. As part of FUTURES2020 festival this programme was made with Stellaria Media is making a series of programmes, created together with four community radio stations alongside researchers from the University of […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: Shelter for Daydreams

Friday 27 November 2020


Imaginative responses to inhumane housing. Conversations and reflections from Soundart Radio & Professor Karyn Morrissey. As part of FUTURES2020 festival this programme was made with Stellaria Media is making a series of programmes, created together with four community radio stations alongside researchers from the University of Exeter, Bath University & Plymouth University. Community Radio is […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: 2020 – HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?

Friday 27 November 2020


EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON OUR WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE Bath Radio explores people’s experiences throughout the pandemic and how it has affected resilience & wellbeing. As part of FUTURES2020 festival this programme was made with Stellaria Media is making a series of programmes, created together with four community radio stations alongside researchers […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: Messages in Bottles with Waiting Times

Friday 27 November 2020


Stories & music from Hospiscare at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, with Michael Flexer & Kelechi Anucha from the Waiting Times Project As part of FUTURES2020 festival this programme was made with Stellaria Media is making a series of programmes, created together with four community radio stations alongside researchers from the University of Exeter, […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: MAPPING STORIES, FINDING KNOWLEDGE

Friday 27 November 2020


Annemarie Bala and Nicky Wood talk with feminist researchers Dr Katie Natanel, Dr Charlotte Saunders, Roba Al-Salibi and Asha Ali. Made with Radio St. Austell Bay. As part of FUTURES2020 festival this programme was made with Stellaria Media is making a series of programmes, created together with four community radio stations alongside researchers from the […]

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A Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Friday 11 September 2020

Professor Noam Chomsky, Robert Lamb


Noam Chomsky spoke live from Tucson in this online event. He answered audience questions, particularly on the topic of Free Speech, but also on coronavirus, q’anon, and ‘cancel culture’. In July 2020, the linguist and philosopher put his name to the ‘Letter on Justice and Open Debate’, which was signed by 153 writers. The public […]

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Living With Emperors (online event)

Thursday 23 July 2020

Will Lawson, Professor Steve Simpson


Hear tales from the extraordinary career of a maker of David Attenborough’s Dynasties series. Will Lawson directed the ‘Emperor’ episode that followed penguins, and is assistant producer of the forthcoming Frozen Planet II. The event is presented by Professor Steve Simpson from the University of Exeter. He was an Academic Advisor and featured scientist in […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries (Online Event)

Thursday 2 July 2020

David Miliband, Lyse Doucet, Waad al-Kateab, Dr Hamza al-Kateab, Dr Weeda Mehran


Poor countries are ‘on a ledge with no safety net’, according to David Miliband, who was in conversation with Lyse Doucet, Waad al-Kateab, Dr Hamza al-Kateab, and Dr Weeda Mehran in this free live online event. In rich countries, the implications of the coronavirus outbreak seem to be always in people’s lives: poor health, the […]

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Why do animals migrate? (online event)

Thursday 21 May 2020

Dr Lucy Hawkes


Have you ever spotted a flock of birds flying somewhere high above you? Have you ever stopped and stared, wondering where they might be going? Our speaker for this free online event is National Geographic Explorer Dr Lucy Hawkes, a leading expert on animal movements who uses state-of-the-art miniaturised electronic tracking units. Lucy tracks migrating […]

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Basic Income Now?

Thursday 30 April 2020

Professor Guy Standing, Ritula Shah (chair)


Aside from the human cost, the Covid-19 pandemic is having massive negative effects on the worldwide economy, and therefore household incomes. One potential solution is a Universal Basic Income. Our speaker, Guy Standing, the leading expert on the concept, argues that we can solve the ‘evils of modern life’, for almost zero net cost. He […]

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