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December 16, 2021 00:34:46
The Babylab, children and nature

The Babylab, children and nature

Baby and child development are the focus of the latest episode of the Louder Than Words Podcast. Professor Jules Pretty looks at the work of the Babylab at the University of Essex, how it helps us understand the development of children and reflects on the impact of nature on children throughout their development. He speaks to Dr Maria Filippetti and Dr Silvia Rigato from the Department of Psychology and Dr Jo Barton from the School of Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences. They discuss how babies learn, the importance of fun, the impact of parental attitudes, the value of nature and offer advice and insights to listeners stemming from their research. ...

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December 09, 2021 00:38:04
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Saving our Seas

Professor Jules Pretty investigates the double crisis facing our seas - the climate crisis and the threat to biodiversity. He speaks to Dr Michelle Taylor and Dr Natalie Hicks from the School of Life Sciences at Essex and Essex graduate Simon Walmsley, Head of the WWF-UK Marine Programme. He also chats with writer and BBC presenter Tom Heap about his new book 39 Ways to Save the Planet and how we can all take action. ...

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December 02, 2021 00:34:07
The Web of Life

The Web of Life

How important is nature to us? How has our relationship with nature changed over time? What does the future hold? Through the lenses of birds and trees, The Louder Than Words podcast investigates how we talk and feel about the natural world at this time of environmental crisis. Professor Jules Pretty is joined in conversation by: Professor Sean Nixon, from the Department of Sociology, writer of Passions for Birds: Science, Sentiment and Sport to be published by McGill-Queen's University Press. The book explores the shifting relations with wild birds within Britain and the wider Atlantic world from the first decades of the twentieth century to the late 1970s. Dr James Canton, from the Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS), His most recent book is The Oak Papers, a meditation on the human need for connection with nature which reflects on the relationship with an ancient oak tree. ...

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October 20, 2021 00:18:42
Is Big Brother watching you?

Is Big Brother watching you?

In the latest episode of the Louder than Words Podcast, Professor Jules Pretty journalist Martha Dixon look at surveillance and the impact on our modern lives. Academics from the University of Essex explain how they are contributing to the debate; helping people understand their rights and also trying to work alongside innovators to explain the implications of their technology. Contributors include: Emmanuelle Andrews - Policy and Campaigns Officer at Liberty Professor Pete Fussey – Department of Sociology, University of Essex Dr Daragh Murray – Human Rights Centre and School of Law, University of Essex ...

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October 14, 2021 00:19:07
This is our planet

This is our planet

In the latest episode of the Louder than Words Podcast, Professor Jules Pretty journalist Martha Dixon look at sustainability – in what we eat – and how we use our land.  Academics from the University of Essex show us how they’re helping farmers meet our needs while saving the planet.  Contributors include: Professor Christine Raines, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex Archie Ruggles-Brise, Spains Hall Estate, Essex Dr Tom Cameron, Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex Dr Patricia Lopez, Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex Kenny Brown, Research Technician, Univesity of Essex ...

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October 07, 2021 00:20:41
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Dealing with Disasters

How can we better prepare for disasters and how can we improve our response? Professor Jules Pretty from the University of Essex and journalist Martha Dixon speak to experts from the University of Essex and the organisations at the frontline of disaster response. Contributors: Professor Kelum Jayasinghe, Essex Business School, University of Essex Dr Alex Quiroz Flores, Department of Government, University of Essex Professor John Preston, Department of Sociology, University of Essex Anoja Seneviratne, Director (Mitigation Research & Development) Disaster Management Centre ...

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