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The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research

Mediating Change workshop

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 10:30 - 12:00

Venables S0049, Entrance G

An Inconvenient Tweet: How social media is transforming the communication of, and engagement with, climate change

The next Mediating Change workshop explores how social and other online media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and blogging have altered the landscape of communication and engagement around climate change science and policy in recent years.

The workshop will feature:

They will join media and environment researcher Joe Smith (OU geography, @citizenjoesmith) and director of the Making Science Public programme Brigitte Nerlich (University of Nottingham, @bnehrlich) who will bring their experience to bear on a question that is of relevance to all researchers engaged in complex or contentious issues: How are these now well established media platforms influencing public debates, and how can researchers best make use of them?
The workshop will be chaired by Melissa Butcher (OU geography), former radio producer who is currently leading two projects, Hackney as Home ( and Creating the 'New' Asian Woman. 

A recording of this event is now available on the OU's webcast page



Please email to reserve a place at this event. Please specify in your email if you are not an Open University employee; further details on getting to the OU campus and on the location of the meeting room will be provided.