Global Cambridge in Melbourne

Global Cambridge in Melbourne

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  • Melbourne at dusk
Meet up with fellow alumni and immerse yourself in the University's world-leading research at Global Cambridge in Melbourne.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm AEST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

How is Cambridge helping us better understand the impact of climate change and how we protect life on this planet?

Dr Hugh Hunt  will speak on Refreezing the Arctic and Mr Pepe Clarke will talk about his experience as Gates Cambridge Scholar, focusing on current concerns around climate change from a conservation perspective.

This event will be hosted by Professor Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations. After the discussion, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions of our speakers and then join your fellow alumni and guests for a drinks reception.

About the Global Cambridge series

We’re visiting a selection of cities from around the world to bring together alumni to connect, engage and inspire. The series showcases how Cambridge research is trail-blazing the path to new discoveries, ideas and inventions. In 2017, we've visited Bristol, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Düsseldorf, with Leeds, Melbourne, Paris, Singapore and Sydney to come.


Professor Eilís Ferran

Professor Eilís Ferran
  • St Catharine’s 1980, Law
  • PhD 1992

Professor Ferran is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations. In this role the Professor is responsible for the University’s human resources policy and strategy as well as oversight and development of the University’s international engagement.

She is Professor of Company and Securities Law in the Faculty of Law and Tom Ivory Professorial Fellow in Law at St Catharine's College.

Professor Ferran served as Chair of the Faculty of Law from 2012 to 2015.

Her main research interests are corporate finance law, financial regulation and general company law. Professor Ferran has advised and given evidence to Parliamentary committees, including serving as the Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords European Union Committee in its inquiry into banking union in 2012.

She is the founding editor of the Journal of Corporate Law Studies (Hart Publishing) and serves on numerous advisory boards and committees, including the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance, the Board of Advisors to the Yale Program on Financial Stability, the Academic Advisory Board of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, and as a Director of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology.

She is a member of the European Company Law Experts Group (ECLE) and a former member of the European Banking Authority’s Stakeholder Group.

Alumni information: 
St Catharine’s 1980

Dr Hugh Hunt

Dr Hugh Hunt
  • Emmanuel 1984, PhD Engineering
  • Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration in the Department of Engineering
  • Fellow of Trinity College.

Awarded his Engineering PhD in 1988, Dr Hunt received his Bachelor of Engineering (Mech), First Class with Honours and First Place, from the University of Melbourne in 1981.

Dr Hunt was the 2015 recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award for the public promotion of engineering.

He was a co-investigator for SPICE (Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering), an EPSRC, NERC & STFC co-funded 3½ year collaboration between the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh which began in October 2010. The SPICE project investigated the effectiveness of Solar Radiation Management (SRM). SRM involves offsetting the warming effects of greenhouse gas increases by causing the Earth to reflect back more radiation from the Sun.

Dr Hunt has appeared on television many times, including programmes on World War II engineering such as ‘Escape from Colditz’ and ‘Dambusters’, the former an investigation of the ambitious project to escape from a prisoner of war camp by utilising a glider aeroplane built in secret and the latter investigating the engineering challenges around the famous bombing raid in 1943.

Alumni information: 
Emmanuel 1984

Pepe Clarke

Pepe Clarke
  • Hughes Hall 2014, MPhil in Geography
  • Gates Cambridge Scholar
  • Deputy Director, Outback to Oceans Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts

For the past four years, Pepe has worked as Chief Executive Officer of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW. He has a multidisciplinary background in environmental science, law and public advocacy.

Pepe has worked as a researcher, lecturer and public interest environmental lawyer in Australia, South America and the Pacific Islands, including work for IUCN, WWF, Conservation International and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Throughout his career, he has focused on the intersection between community rights and environmental protection, from public participation in environmental decision-making to community-based natural resource management.

He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to study conservation leadership at Cambridge. The integration of environmental policy, business administration and leadership skills will provide a strong foundation for his future contribution to global conservation efforts.

Alumni information: 
Hughes Hall 2014

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