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Community Lecture: Debbie Smith - The James Losh Diaries, 1802-1833

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Climate glacier

Life and weather in early nineteenth century in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Climate change is back at the top of the environmental agenda. Over the past three decades it has changed from a largely scientific interest to a topic that touches all of our lives and is the source of grave concern.

This presentation includes a discussion of the history and climate in which James Losh lived and demonstrates and reflects how they can provide an insight into our understanding of climate change today and issues surrounding it.

Dr Debbie Smith

Debbie was a lecturer at the University of Sunderland from 1979 until her retirement in 2013. She has led a number of funded international research projects in climate change, authored three books and published over 100 scientific papers. In 1993 she was a TV weather forecaster for Tyne-Tees television.

This event is brought to you by a partnership of the University of Sunderland, the Workers' Education Association, the Wearside University of the Third Age, the Wearside Field Club, the Sunderland Heritage Forum and the Fridays of Sunderland Museums.