In the theatre of Science - the storyteller is king
  • Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Join the Sustainable Earth Institute (SEI) for an evening public talk from Sir Tim Smit KBE, Executive Vice Chairman and Co-founder of the Eden Project.

The talk will outline The Eden Project’s ambitious plans to roll out similar biosphere education initiatives across the globe. In Tim’s inimitable own words, the evening will hear about how…

‘Eden seeks to expand into every habitable continent on earth in order to have a cultural foothold and voice reflecting the interests of the wider world. How, in a so-called ‘post-truth’ era, can we seek to reset a moral compass reflecting the interests of all and how can the vanity of such ambition be controlled by humility? Dr Strangelove? Or pragmatists with hearts of gold? The future remains ours to make, if we dare.’

Join us for what promises to be a provocative and exhilarating evening. 


  • 18:00 - arrival and registration with refreshments
  • 18:30-20:00 - lecture with Q&A

All are welcome to this free event, but booking is essential via the above link.

Biography: Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smit is the Executive Vice Chairman and Co-founder of the Eden Project. Born in Holland, Tim went onto read Archaeology and Anthropology at Durham University. In 1987 Tim moved to Cornwall where he and John Nelson ‘discovered’ and restored the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Tim remains a Director of the gardens to the present day.

Eden began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors to the public in 2000, since when more than 16 million people have come to see what was once a sterile pit turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour.

Join in the conversation at all our public talks using the hashtag #PlymEarthTalks.

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