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Creative Climate Chats: Nick Merriman

November 4, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Julie’s Bicycle’s Creative Climate Chats are live conversations with leading thinkers in culture and climate on just transition, new economics for a regenerative economy, the net zero carbon challenge, and climate justice. Sign up below to participate, ask questions and be part of the conversation.

Tune in on Zoom on the first WEDNESDAY of every month at 16:30 – 17:15 BST.



EPISODE 09 – Creative Climate Chats with Nick Merriman


During this episode of our Creative Climate Chat we speak to Nick about his work with the Horniman Museum and Gardens and National Museum Directors’ Council to create a greener future and sustainable recovery post-pandemic for museums. We will hear about how the Horniman’s Climate and Ecology Manifesto is being implemented and what inspiration cultural organisations can take from this.



Nick will be in conversation with Julie’s Bicycle on Wednesday 4th November, 16:30 – 17:30 BST

Nick Merriman biography:

Nick Merriman has been CEO of the Horniman since May 2018. Before that he was Director of the Manchester Museum, where he focused its mission on promoting understanding between cultures and working towards a sustainable world, and oversaw the refurbishment of most of the Museum’s permanent galleries. Previously Nick was Director of Museums and Collections, and Reader in Museum Studies, at University College London for eight years. In 2020, the Horniman launched a Climate and Ecology Manifesto, outlining their platform for action to mitigate against the climate emergency by putting the environment at the heart of their mission, programming and collections. Nick is also Chair of the NMDC’s environment and ecology subgroup.

Previous Episodes of Creative Climate Chats

Episode 1 – Lucy Davies, Royal Court Theatre

Episode 2 – Chaitanya Kumar, New Economics Foundation

Episode 3 – Paul Dickinson, Carbon Disclosure Project

Episode 4 – Raj Pal, Colonial Countryside

Episode 5 – Zamzam Ibrahim, Students Organising for Sustainability

Episode 6 – Charise Johnson, British Academy

Episode 7 – Ron Whyte, Deep Green Philly

Episode 8 – Bridget McKenzie, Jess Sim and Laura Napier, Creative Climate Leadership

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November 4, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm