End of Year Social Event and Talk by Kate Rawles

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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.

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