Saving species - sustaining life

28 November 2011, 6.30 PM - 28 November 2011, 6.30 PM

Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ

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BBC Radio 4's programme Saving Species produced by the Natural History Unit, will record a special edition of the programme, hosted by the University of Bristol's Cabot Institute.

Recorded with a live audience, presenter Brett Westwood and a panel of invited speakers will examine the building agenda of how the natural world can support a global population of over seven billion people. How can life be sustained?


To answer audience questions about ‘Sustaining Life’ speakers will include :

Professor Aubrey Manning, President of Population Matters and Emeritus Professor of Natural History, Edinburgh University

Dr Vandana Shiva, Founder of Navdanya International, an organisation whose vision is to protect nature and the rights of people

Dr. Jon Bridle, Evolutionary Biologist, Cabot Institute, Bristol University

Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

If you would like to submit a question to the panel in advance of the event, please email

If you have any queries or if you have any health problems or disabilities that require additional support, please call (0117) 928 8515.

Book a free place.

The one hour programme will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 23 December at 8.00 pm.

Doors will open at 6.00pm and audience members are asked to be in their seats by 6.30 pm.  We regret that we will not be able to admit latecomers.

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