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Inaugural TRiCC Annual Lecture "Austerity, Health, and Children" with Sir Michael Marmot.

Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, and President of the World Medical Association. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (2015) and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (2004). Professor Marmot holds the Harvard Lown Professorship for 2014-2017 and is the recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from 16 universities. Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for 40 years. He was Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH), which was set up by the World Health Organization in 2005, and produced the report entitled: ‘Closing the Gap in a Generation’ in August 2008. At the request of the British Government, he conducted the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post 2010, which published its report 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' in February 2010. This was followed by the European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide, for WHO Euro n 2014. He chaired the Breast Screening Review for the NHS National Cancer Action Team and was a member of The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health. He set up the Whitehall II Studies of British Civil Servants, investigating explanations for the striking inverse social gradient in morbidity and mortality. He leads the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and is engaged in several international research efforts on the social determinants of health. He served as President of the British Medical Association (BMA) in 2010-2011, and is President of the British Lung Foundation. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution for six years and in 2000 he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities. Further details are at this link.

Date: Monday 5 February 2018
Time: 17:00
Location: Trinity Biomedical Science Institute 

FEMS Faculty Forum: Sustainability

The Guest speaker will be Michele Hallahan, Sustainability Advisor to the Office of the Provost. Michelle has worked in environmental management and sustainability for over 20 years, formerly serving the City of Austin, Texas, as Sustainability Manager, and the University of Texas at Austin as the Sustainability Manager. Trinity is committed to prioritising sustainability, as both an academic theme and in operations - and has adopted initiatives to drive environmentally elegant practices. The College believes that every individual has an ability to protect and enhance the environment.  The goal is to harness those abilities collectively, in order to conserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support society as a whole.

This 50-min presentation and Q&A will serve to give a brief, broad overview of the environmental challenges facing College as well as the opportunities on campus to contribute to a more conscious, healthier future. Building on the material contained in the Staff Sustainability e-Guide, this presentation will illustrate a number of options for staff to engage in campus sustainability. Further details are here.

Date: Tuesday 6 February 2018
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Location: LTEE3, Basement, Hamilton Building 

Band Aid/Live Aid and the World that Bob Geldof Made

This lecture is presented by Dr Kevin O’Sullivan, NUI Galway and hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Irish History. The Centre for Contemporary Irish History promotes research in recent Irish history. This Seminar Series is intended to act as a forum where those engaged in research in Contemporary Irish History can discuss their work with likeminded people. All lectures take place at 4pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub. Presenters speak for a maximum of 45 minutes, followed by a general discussion.

Date: Wednesday 7 February 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Location: Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub

Chinese Investment in Renewable Energy

A public lecture organised by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. China is a leader in the renewable energy sector and pioneers in the global trend of energy transformation. Join Dr Heidi Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding in tracing the development of Chinese investment in the renewable energy sectors and provide an overview of policies in relation to energy transformation. The purpose is to make sense of drivers behind China’s expansion in renewable energy and to understand how this initiative from the national government is observed at sub-national levels. Register here for this event.

Date: Monday, 26 February 2018
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Trinity Long Room Hub, Neill Lecture Theatre