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The Four Horsemen of the Anthropocene


We would like to invite you to the next in a series of Global Futures events

‘exploring burning questions for global society’:


The Four Horsemen of the Anthropocene


Stewart Wallis

Monday 9th October, 4pm – 6pm+

LEC, Training Rooms 1 & 2

All welcome


The Anthropocene is the widely accepted name for the geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology, atmosphere and ecosystems.

The four housemen that stalk us are 1)The threat of the 6th mass extinction 2)Widespread poverty and economic insecurity 3)Dangerous levels of inequality and 4)Human insignificance. Stewart will describe the magnitude and nature of these risks and then address how we can overcome them. He will argue that what is required is a Values Revolution and a New Economic System.


Stewart Wallis is an Honorary Professor at the Institute For Social Futures, Lancaster University, an Advocate for a New Economic System, and a former Director of the New Economics Foundation.



Talk (around 40 minutes)


Q & A


Wine and cheese


For those who want to, we will regroup, glass in hand, to discuss what all this means for us personally and our institutions, including the University.


The event will bring together people from across the university, Lancaster city and the local area, so that the question can be explored from fresh angles in a lively but relaxed setting.


We look forward to seeing you there


For catering purposes please let Michelle Bland know if you will be attending the event via email: isf@lancaster.ac.uk

Slides here: Four Horsemen

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