Action and Activism

The Harmony Conference 2018

Where: University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus

When: 14 March 2018

With Professor John Sauven, Professor Tony Juniper, Professor David Cadman and Professor Alan Eirera

The third Lampeter Harmony conference takes place on 14 March on the Lampeter campus. Our question this year is 'What is effective action?' If we are to create a world which is more harmonious, where sustainable principles are observed, the interdependence of humanity and the environment respected, and social justice practiced, how should we act?

The conference will include both plenary and parallel sessions and we invite short contributions from all Faculties which may explore and report on developments in university teaching and syllabuses, and engagement with the world, both locally and internationally. We can include talks and panel discussions and consider.

  • Action and Activism in the University

  • Action and Activism in the Community

  • Action and Activism Globally

  • We will have speakers from across the university - staff and students - and the community. The full programme will be announced in early 2018.

    What is Harmony?

    The University has been exploring Harmony as a means of establishing a philosophical underpinning for our sustainability agenda. The principles of Harmony are summarised by David Cadman, TSD Harmony Professor of Practice, as Wholeness, Connection, Interdependence, Diversity, Cycles of time and season, Reciprocity and Justice and lawfulness. He adds "asks questions about relationship, justice, fairness and respect in economic, social and political relationships".

    Further information Dr Nicholas Campion, n.campion@uwtsd.ac.uk


    Date & Time: Wednesday 14 March 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, 2018

    Where: Arts Hall, UWTSD, Lampeter Campus.

    Inquiries:: Dr Nicholas Campion, n.campion@uwtsd.ac.uk

    Registration to open shortly

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    Download the Harmony Day 7 July 2016 Papers:

    David Cadman: The Quest for Harmony
    Tony Juniper: The Harmony Economy
    John Sauven: The Greenpeace Manifesto


    Download the Harmony Day 7 July 2016 Powerpoints:

    David Cadman Powerpoint presentation
    Tony Juniper Powerpoint presentation
    John Sauven Powerpoint presentation

    Download Papers for 2 March:

    David Cadman 'Principles of Harmony' download






    Programme 14 March 2018

    Program to be announced early 2018













    About the speakers

    David Cadman

    David Cadman is a Quaker writer. He has held a number of professorial chairs and is now a Visiting Professor at University College London and the University of Maryland. He is a Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St. David. He is a Trustee of The Prince's School of Traditional Arts and a Fellow of The Temenos Academy, of which His Royal Highness is Patron.

    David Cadman's recent publications include Speeches and Articles 1968-2012, of which he was co-editor.

    This is a collection of speeches and articles of The Prince of Wales, published by the University of Wales, Love Matters, published by Zig Publishing, 2014, Finding Elsewhere, a collection of stories for our time, published by Zig Publishing, 2015 and Why Love Matters, of which he was co-editor, published by Peter Land, 2016. His work can be found at www.lovematters.uk.com.





    Tony Juniper

    Tony Juniper is an independent sustainability and environment adviser, including as Special Advisor with the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit , Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and as co-founder of sustainability consultancy group Robertsbridge. He is President of the Wildlife Trusts, President of the Society for the Environment and a trustee of Fauna and Flora International and Resurgence-Ecologist.

    Juniper speaks and writes widely on conservation and sustainability themes and is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? published in 2013. He began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. From 1990 he worked at Friends of the Earth, initially leading the campaign for the tropical rainforests, and from 2003-2008 was the organisation's executive director. From 2000-2008 he was Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International. Juniper was the first recipient of the Charles and Miriam Rothschild medal (2009) and was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth (2013). His latest book, What is really happening to our planet?: the facts simply explained, will be published in June 2016.

    Website: www.tonyjuniper.com, Twitter: @tonyjuniper.com

    John Sauven

    John Sauven is the Executive Director of Greenpeace UK. With a background in forests he was instrumental in getting protection for the Great Bear temperate rainforest in Canada. It was an epic battle between logging companies, timber traders and their retail customers in Europe and North America.

    John Sauven co-ordinated the international campaign to secure a moratoria on further destruction of the Amazon by soya producers and later similar tactics were used to get a cattle moratorium. Similar tactics were used elsewhere to tackle the drivers of deforestation including for paper and palm oil in Indonesia. Ultimately it changed the supply chains of many of the world's biggest corporations. It was one of Greenpeace's most successful campaigns to protect large areas of the world's last intact rainforests providing both climate and biodiversity protection as well as local peoples livelihoods. In 2010 John Sauven started the campaign to protect the Arctic from oil exploration. It turned into a heroic battle first with Russia's Gazprom and then Shell. In 2015 Shell pulled out of the Arctic.






    Nick Campion

    Nicholas Campion is interested in how we construct meaning in the cosmos. He is Senior Lecturer in the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology and Director of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He is programme director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.

    He read History at Cambridge and was awarded his MA by the School of Oriental and African Studies in 1976. His recent books include The New Age in the Modern West: Counter-Culture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day (London: Bloomsbury 2015). Recent publications include "The Moral Philosophy of Space Travel: A Historical Review", in Jai Galliot (ed.), Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy, Governance (Abingdon: Ashgate, 2015), and "Sustainability, Harmony, Environmental Ethics and the Space Programme" in Nicholas Campion and Chris Impey (eds), The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (Lampeter: Sophia centre Press, forthcoming). He was involved in community and housing politics in London in the 1970s and stood for election for the Green Party in Bristol in the 1990s.


    Contact Us

    Dr. Nick Campion, n.campion@uwtsd.ac.uk, (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) Chair

    For queries about technical issues or the website:
    Dr. Frances Clynes, frances.clynes@sophia-project.net (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)