Talks & Classes

Upcoming Talks

 Wednesday 24th July 2019, 7.30pm at De Koffie Pot, Hereford. A talk with two themes:

1, Re-imagining the Global Economy. Everything needs to change, so let’s think big. How could trillions of pounds/dollars/Euros be raised and invested to reverse the Climate Emergency and Ecological Breakdown. How could it be done in ways that maximize human wellbeing?

2, I want to explore the future of my work, and of local activism, and how it fits into the Global movement. I’d like participation and guidance from diverse groups of local activists and concerned individuals. Please see my blog ‘Talks, Blogs & Action’ for more detail.

Previous Talks

Sunday 15th Oct, De Koffie Pot ‘The Solar Age: Global Energy Futures’ All the latest on Global developments in renewables in general and solar in particular, and where it might all be heading.

Sunday 12th November 2017,  Hereford Quakers. Housing, Sustainability & Social Justice

Friday 22nd September 2017,The Community Centre, Leominster. Transition Leominster. ‘Can we Feed 9 billion people sustainably?

Weds 9th Aug 2017: De Koffie Pot, The Left Bank, Hereford: ‘The Human Future: Changing Technology, Changing Politics’

11.00 am, Sunday 16th July 2017, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London: ‘How to create a better world – fundamental principles’ Now re-titled as ‘Unlocking a Better World’

7.30 Weds 12th July 2017: De Koffie Pot, The Left Bank, Hereford:  Can we Feed 9 billion people sustainably?

4.00pm Saturday 8th July: Seed Festival, Hawkwood, Stroud. Brief zoom through of ‘How to create a better world – fundamental principles’ plus panel discussion

7.30 Weds 7th June 2017: Methodist Church, Cartway, Bridgnorth, Shropshire: ‘Trump, the Carbon Bubble & possibilities of a better future’

7.30 Weds 10th May 2017:   De Koffie Pot, The Left Bank, Hereford:  Sustainable Transport, Local & Global?

Wednesday 8th March 2017 De Koffee Pot, Left Bank, Hereford,  ‘Trump, the Carbon Bubble & possibilities of a better future’.

Monday 12th September 2016,   7.30 pm.  Three Tuns Pub, Bishop’s Castle.  The Smart Future: Renewable Energy, Globally & Locally. Organised by Bishop’s Castle & Clun Climate Change Coalition.

Saturday 15th October 2016, 2.00pm CPRE AGM. Weobley Village Hall. “Post-Brexit – what future for Herefordshire?’


I give one-off talks on sustainability issues, to many diverse groups and organisations. If you’d like me to do a talk and slide show do get in contact via the e-mail on the contacts page.

Evening Classes

 Global Problems : Global Solutions

This is a series of 8 evening classes that I have run over the last five years, at most of the market towns of Herefordshire, as well as in Hereford city. A very solution focused romp through many of the worlds great problems from climate change to hunger and poverty.

Ledbury: Radical Possibilities for a Better Future

This was an experimental evening class aimed at exploring local people’s hopes for the future. It was hosted by WEA and ran from Feb to April 2013. It was the intention to kick-start real projects and the embryonic Ledbury Solar Coop has been formed by a wonderful group of people who came together on this course.

Leominster: Radical Possibilities for a Better Future

Based on the Ledbury course, I ran the Leominster one during autumn 2013.

Sustainable Malvern was I series of 6 workshops I ran in Malvern in Spring 2016.

old video of me talking about my work and upcoming classes