Future Human Returns With End of the Oil Age
Another month, another very exciting-looking lineup at Future Human, our salon event at The Book Club, Shoreditch. This time round it’s End of the Oil Age, and we’ll be discussing the future of energy both at home and abroad. It takes place from 7-9.30pm on Wednesday October 13, and you can buy tickets here.
Rather than merely say what a nasty man Tony Hayward is, we want to create a constructive look at how energy is changing, how it’ll impact upon our lives, and how the UK government, private industry, and ordinary people can ease our passing into a post-oil world. As well as being politically awkward and practically daunting, it’s also a very exciting time full of opportunity. With that in mind, we have three guests on hand to give us a realistic and maybe even inspiring look at where we’re all going to end up when the oil runs out.
- Jeremy Leggett is a campaigner, writer and businessman focusing on post-oil energy. He is the founder of Solarcentury, the UK’s largest independent solar energy company, as well as its sister charity SolarAid; has written the books Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis, and The Carbon War: Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era; and is a founding director at New Energies Invest AG, the world’s first private equity fund for renewable energy.
- Mark Stevenson is a comedian and author of An Optimist’s Tour of the Future, a survey of a world heading towards nanotechnology, space flight and a new era of energy. He is also co-founder and COO of Flow Associates, a consultancy focusing on cultural education and digital engagement; and also works at ReAgency, a science communications consultancy.
- Shaun Chamberlin is the author of The Transition Timeline, which outlines a potential roadmap for the UK becoming a sustainable post-oil society. He is also the co-founder of Transition Town Kingston, aiming to change Kingston-upon-Thames’s energy use to help combat climate change and reduce reliance on oil; is working towards implementing energy rationing system Tradable Energy Quotas; and blogs at darkoptimism.org.
There’s more information here, and once again tickets are available here. We’ll hopefully see you there! Also, thanks to everyone who made suggestions for guests for this event – given the global nature of the problem, many were jetting all over the place on business and sent their apologies for not being able to make it. Sorry if the guest you suggested isn’t on the lineup. We’re confident though that we’ve got three giants of post-oil discussion, and it should be an excellent night.