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Understanding Our Metal Footprint

Explore society’s hunger for metal in an evening of debate, as we examine how metal shapes our world.

From communications to medicine, our way of life is dependent on metals. They are in everything from our phones to our fillings, from the machines that make our clothes to the ones that harvest our food. But what is the impact of our hunger for metal? From extraction, to processing, to transportation, what environmental footprint does our metal consumption leave? There are no working metal mines in the UK so where do our supplies come from, and are they reliable?
Join us for an evening of debate and discussion as we explore society’s hunger for metal, and examine how it shapes our world.


Professor Peter Simpson | talks
Dr Robin Armstrong | talks


Date and Time:

22 February 2007 at 7:00 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Nature Live in the Attenborough Studio
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
020 7942 6032
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Organised by:

The Natural History Museum
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This event is free, but booking is required; please call 020 7942 5555. The event takes place in the Darwin Centre (entrance via Queensgate).

Additional Information:

Nearest London Underground station; South Kensington

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