Patterns of Change

13 June 2012, 8.00 PM - 13 June 2012, 8.00 PM

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA
This was a Cabot Institute event at Big Green Week.


The world we live in is changing – sometimes gradually, sometimes suddenly – as human activity and nature’s forces combine. 

What are the patterns of environmental, social and technological change, across the globe and over time?

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s new Cabot Institute will highlight the changing world they study – from large-scale environmental trends in ice sheets and oceans, to social and economic patterns, and changes the built environment and its resilience to hazards. 

Short, visually arresting talks will be interspersed with footage from the provocative films Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance and Powaqqatsi: Life in Transition, and followed by time for discussion with the audience.


To view the presentation from the event, please follow this link. [PDF, 8.4 MB]


A picture of Jon BamberProf. Jonathan Bamber

Director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre





A picture of Colin TaylorProf. Colin Taylor

Research Fellow in Civil Engineering
Professor of Earthquake Engineering





A picture of Kathy CashmanProf. Kathy Cashman

Professorial Research Fellow in Volcanology



A picture of Wendy LarnerProf. Wendy Larner

Professor of Human Geography and Sociology

Research Director for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law




A picture of Bronwen MorganProf. Bronwen Morgan

Professor of Socio-Legal Studies







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