The School of Climate Change (SoCC) is a nine-week course taught by leading Oxford academics and organised by the Oxford Climate Society (OCS). It is designed to equip participants with a comprehensive education in the basics of climate change – from the physics of the greenhouse effect to climate justice. Pitched as a ‘Climate 101’ course, the SoCC is open to everyone, wherever you are in the world.

Now in its 3rd online edition for Michaelmas (Autumn) 2021, the weekly course consists of live lectures, Q&A session with lecturers, and breakout room discussions. These will be held every TUESDAY evening at 17:30-19:30 UK time, from 12th October to 7th December. Please see poster below for details of the course content. If you live in a different time-zone, we are happy for you to participate by watching the session recordings if this is more convenient.

No previous experience or knowledge is required: we welcome applications from all backgrounds and levels of climate knowledge. Neither do you need an affiliation with Oxford University to participate. We are looking for commitment, motivation and genuine interest – and we’re sure you’ve got that given you’ve made it here!

To cover the cost of webinar technology, we will ask successful applicants for a £10 payment for the course. However, we have ‘no questions asked’ policy for financial hardship, which you can indicate at the end of this form.

In Section 7 of the form, you can sign up to an optional part of the programme called the ‘Capstone Project’. This involves working in a group of 5-6 people from similar time-zones to devise a research project based on your mutual interests. You will produce a one-page summary of your research, from which we will shortlist the best projects. Shortlisted groups will receive mentorship and present their work to the rest of the cohort, plus a judging panel, in Week 9 of the programme.

Click on the link to apply

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