2023 Roland Clift Lecture at the University of Surrey - 15 November

The 2023 Annual Roland Clift Lecture is co-hosted by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) and the Institute for Sustainability at the University of Surrey. We are especially delighted that the lecture will be given by Gary Kass, Visiting Professor at CES and Professor of Sustainability Policy and Practice at Royal Holloway, University of London. Gary’s lecture will be followed by a Panel Discussion with invited guests to share views and perspectives on “Strengthening Skills for Sustainability - equipping ourselves for future success” – highly appropriate for the University’s sustainability initiatives and impact.

Gary Kass is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an environmental and sustainability scientist and knowledge broker, with over 35 years’ practice working across a wide range of local and international projects at the interface of science and policy. He started his career as a government scientist before working as an environmental consultant. In 1995, he joined the public sector as Head of the Environment and Energy programme at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and became Head of Public Engagement with Science and Technology. Gary joined Natural England in 2007, serving as Deputy Chief Scientist between 2014 and 2022. In 2016, Gary was made Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Gary has also worked widely in academia, including serving on the Natural Environment Research Council’s Innovation Advisory Board in 2014 and the Research Excellence Framework Geography and Environmental Studies sub-panel in 2021. He was also elected current Vice President of the Institution of Environmental Sciences in 2021. Most recently, Gary served as Deputy Director for Foresight and Innovation at Natural England and is a member of the College of Experts for the Office for Environmental Protection.

Registration* All welcome, please register at: https://institute-for-sustainability.turtl.co/story/roland-clift-lecture-2023/

NOTE: this is an in-person event [a recording will be available later via the CES Roland Clift Lecture Series pages]