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Wild Word debates are held every few months in the city of Norwich, with occasional additional special events. For details on our next Wild Words and the latest dates for the continuing series of debates please see below. These details will be updated regularly to include any additional dates and speakers when confirmed.

If there is a topic you would like to hear about or a speaker you would either like to see or can recommend then we would be pleased to hear from you info@wildanglia.org and we will see if we can get that into the programme.

We are now putting our 2018 programme together! Please check back soon to find out more or join our mailing list to be kept up to date.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thu
    Doors open 17:30 for debate to start 18:00Anteros Arts Centre, Norwich

    Speaker: Ciaran Nelson (Anglian Water)

    We are very happy to welcome Ciaran Nelson from Anglian Water to lead our debate on the future of water in Norfolk and Suffolk. Come along to get a brief overview of the details behind water resources in our region and to discuss and debate how we can better engage the wider public with future changes and impacts to our water resources moving forward.

    We look forward to this lively discussion with you all in March! Please get in contact if you have any questions - info@wildanglia.org

  • Sun
    2:30 pmThe Forum, Norwich

    Wild Words presents a special debate for One Planet Living Festival on one of the greatest challenges of our time - how to encourage people to respond positively to the need to make pro-environmental changes.  Whether as individuals, or as society, how can people be persuaded to take account of their personal impact on the environment in their everyday lives and behaviours?

    Get your FREE tickets over at our Eventbrite page now! 

    The discussion will be introduced by two experts from the UEA, Dr Helen Pallett and Dr Charlie Wilson.  Helen is a human geographer and a Lecturer in the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) research group in the School of Environmental Sciences at the UEA.  Her research focuses on democratic participation around environmental problems.   Charlie taught at the London School of Economics before coming to the UEA, he joined the UEA and became part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in 2010.  He is a Lecturer in the School of Environmental Science, organising and contributing to courses on social science research, climate change science and policy, and energy use.

    Between them, they will introduce a range of different perspectives, drawing on new economic, psychological and sociological theories of social change, to consider whether pro-environmental behaviour change is something that can be achieved through individual decision-making or if it requires wider-scale systemic change.

    Come and join in the discussion!

  • Thu
    6:00 pmAnteros Arts Centre, Norwich

    Dear WildWords supporter

    It is with great regret we have to cancel next week’s WildWords (Thursday 6th July). We are sorry to have to bring you that news. 2017 for WildWords has not been good but Kathy and I are meeting next week to draw up the programme which will take us into next year and we will relaunch the new and improved WildWords in September!

    If there is a topic you would like to hear about or a speaker you would either like to see or can recommend then we would be pleased to hear from you info@wildanglia.org and we will see if we can get that into the programme.

    Once again, we apologise for the stop start this year, we are committed to running the WildWord Events no less than before, and hope to come back to you all in good time for the September discussion which is scheduled for Thursday 28th September.

    Thank you for your support and patience we will be in touch,

    Richard Powell OBE
    Chair Wild Anglia

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