Clearing 2021

I've been working with journalist Martha Dixon to create the Louder Than Words Podcast. We want to encourage difficult discussions, to offer a platform to people making a difference and to explain how you can take action on issues you care about.

We’ll be launching the first episode of Season One on Thursday 29 April 2021 and I'm really grateful to everyone who is taking part. You can hear a taster of our first episode on this page.

This is the first podcast from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement and was developed with CommsConsult. Louder Than Words shows how research delivers solutions to global problems, how we can improve people’s lives and how we can inspire people to take action now.

Each episode of Louder Than Words will look at a key global issue and give you a chance to hear from leading researchers, policy makers, thinkers and campaigners plus those directly affected by the issue.

The first season looks at climate change, migration, mental health, inequality and nature as therapy. Join us and subscribe to upcoming podcasts.

Episode One: Climate Change

In our very first episode myself and journalist Martha Dixon, talk to some of the world’s leading climate experts about their work to fight climate change and to those who use this research to influence policy and engage the public. Andri Snaer Magnasson is a writer and poet and climate change is his passion. He uses his writing to get climate change on the agenda and storytelling to make sense out of complex climate data.

Dr Michelle Taylor and Professor Graham Underwood from the University of Essex discuss how their research contributes to policies that aim to reduce climate change. At an international policy level, Tanya Steele, CEO of the UK’s World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF), emphasises the importance of science in making decisions and generating new ideas. Environmentalist and company director Simon Lyster brings another dimension – the role that business plays in the drive towards a healthy natural environment.

Finally we talk to young activist Hattie who as a WWF Youth Ambassador is passionate about the natural environment and preserving it for future generations.