The inaugural Royal Geographical Society Lecture, in partnership with the Birmingham & Midland Institute, will take place at the Institute on Thursday 6 November at 6.30pm.

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It will be given by Dr Lee Chapman from the University of Birmingham, Reader in Climate Resilience in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, who will speak about “Building Urban Climate Resilience”.

dr lee chapmanRGI website: “Located across the city of Birmingham is a near real-time, high-resolution network of automatic weather stations and air temperature sensors – the Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory.

Dr Lee Chapman (left) will discuss how this network is monitoring the impacts of ‘urban heat’ on infrastructure and health, and explore the ongoing work with Birmingham City Council and Amey PLC that is helping to improve weather and climate resilience in the city”.

Tickets cost £3.00, available on the door, and will include light refreshments following the lecture.

Admission is free to BMI and RGS members.