End of Year Social Event and Talk by Kate Rawles
HighWire End of Year Social Event with speaker, Kate Rawles. Open to HighWire students and staff.
End of Year Event at The Borough, with a presentation by Kate Rawles.
Gyre to Gaia
In September 2014, Dr Kate Rawles joined Pangaea Exploration's yacht Sea Dragon on a voyage from the UK - Azores - Lanzarote through the North Atlantic Gyre. With a mixed crew of scientists, artists and activists (and a few sailors!) the journey explored the tough issue of ocean plastic pollution, with a particular focus on microplastics and their impact on the marine environment. Kate, a writer, environmentalist, 'outdoor philosopher' and former lecturer at the Universities of Cumbria and Lancaster, will share pictures and stories from the journey and the discussions on board, which ranged from human/nature relations to consumerism to the key role of plankton in all of our lives.