The Mark Gladwin Memorial Lecture

17th September 2019

The Mark Gladwin Memorial Lecture

The River Foss Society has organised a lecture on one of our most pressing issues – the future of plastic. The lecture entitled ‘Make Plastic Fantastic ….Again’ ‘Plastic pollution – what can we do about it?’, will be given by Dr James Comerford of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York. Dr Comerford is a specialist in the development of new plastic style materials that are more sustainable and biodegradable, which may provide a range of alternatives for the future.

‘One of our long serving River Foss Society members, Mark Gladwin, who was a highly committed eco ‘warrior’ died unexpectedly and far too young recently, so we decided to organise an annual lecture in his name and in his memory and on a subject we know he would have felt strongly about,’ said River Foss Society previous Chair, John Millett. ‘The lecture is open to anyone who has interest in this subject and, as it is free, we hope lots of young people from schools will also attend.’