Tristram Walsh is the President of the award-winning Oxford Climate Society, instigating and leading it’s ambitious evolution into a society that has delivered academic programmes larger than most undergraduate courses, developed the Oxford Climate Action Plan and facilitative workshops, nurtured a doubling in engagement over recent months, and much more. He believes in complete and radically interdisciplinary approaches to climate solutions, and promotes this using the society’s portfolio. He has spoken and written on a diverse range of topics from utilising intellectual resources for the climate, the ethics of individual action, quantum philosophy in relation to environmental thought and art theory, and the impacts of AI as climate solutions. Beyond OCS, he provides direction and advice to a wide range of environmental groups around Oxford, both in a consultative capacity and by sitting on advisory boards and contributing to roundtables. As an MPhys student at the University of Oxford he studies both atmospheric physics and theoretical physics, and conducts research into adapative mitigatation pathways using climate models under Myles Allen. In the past, he has done research on the extreme weather attribution under Fredi Otto.
‘Climate change is fundamentally a non-partisan problem, and any attempt to bring together young and future politicians from across the political spectrum in a meaningful way is necessary for equitable policies to be enacted. After talking with the founder during the early stages of dreaming up OxCPF, I’m convinced that the project is important, promising, and in great hands, and I look forward to supporting and collaborating towards it’s progress in any way I can over the coming months.’
Alice Evatt is a DPhil Candidate at Oxford University, specialising in climate change ethics, and a member of the Oxford Climate Crisis Thinking Network. She works on topics ranging from the value of nature amidst the climate and ecological crisis, to the climate responsibility of major agribusinesses. Alice previously completed graduate studies in public policy at the University of Sydney, and is interested in exploring the implications of her work for public policy and driving progress on climate action.
Thomas Hornigold is a DPhil student in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Oxford, where he studies future climate change scenarios including the potential applications of solar geoengineering and negative emissions. In addition to this, he is a keen science communicator, writing on issues of climate, energy, machine learning and technology in general for Singularity Hub, as well as hosting a podcast on physics and technology – Physical Attraction. He is optimistic that humanity can rise to the challenge posed by climate change – and construct more fair, equitable and just societies in the process.