I’m very excited to be able to reveal that I’ve been asked to give Reading University’s Fairbrother Lecture for 2016.
Named after Jack Fairbrother, who in 1929 became the first student to be awarded a PhD from the University, the Fairbrother Lecture is an annual event at which a current, or recent, Reading doctoral researcher will present their work to a wider audience.
A wider audience means that it should be accessible to everyone so please do come along to hear about my work as well as some more general information about the polar regions.
It’s free but ticketed: more information is available here.
Wednesday 4 May, 19.00, Henley Business School, Whiteknights, University of Reading
The official announcement:
“The Graduate School is pleased to announce that Sammie Buzzard, a final year doctoral researcher from the Department of Meteorology, will give the Fairbrother Lecture in 2016. In this lecture, Sammie will discuss some of the key issues around global warming and climate change; in particular, the collapse of ice shelves in Antarctica. Sammie’s doctoral research aims to help us better predict the speed and rate at which these ice shelves – one twice the size of Wales – will continue to melt and she will explain the wider impact of this occurrence. Sammie will also highlight some of the challenges of researching one of the most inhospitable places on earth.
Sammie Buzzard holds a Natural Environment Research Council studentship and had previously been a finalist in the Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis Competition.
In addition to her studies, in 2015 Sammie completed a Research Council Policy Internship at the Government Office for Science.
If you wish to attend this lecture, please book your place using the online booking form: http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/about-event-register.aspx“