Oxford University Centre for the Environment
S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3QY
NB Doors open from 7pm, with the event starting at 7:30pm and closing at 9pm.
We are delighted to have Caroline Lucas speak in Oxford, at the Environmental Change Institute, on Friday 19th January 2018.Caroline is currently the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, co-leader of the Green Party, and was an Oxfordshire County Councillor from 1993 to 1997.
Croline will speak on the subject of “Transforming Britain: Green politics in the 21st century.”
About Caroline Lucas
‘Caroline Lucas is exactly what you would hope an MP to be. She’s honest, truthful, always in pursuit of fairness, never motivated by self-interest. She’s a wonderful MP. We need more like her‘ — Brian May
‘Caroline Lucas is one of the world’s bravest and most principled politicians‘ — Naomi Klein
‘Where there is Caroline Lucas, there is hope. For the past five years hers has been almost a lone voice of sense and vision in a political system that has been captured and crushed by a cold-hearted elite. She has done so much that you could be forgiven for believing there were twenty Green MPs in parliament, not just one. I wish there were. And perhaps before long there will be‘ — George Monbiot
Caroline Lucas has several times been voted Ethical Politician of the Year and was awarded MP of the Year in 2014.
Caroline was elected as Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion in 2010 when she became the UK’s first Green Party MP. She was re-elected in the 2015 general election with an increased majority. Since 2 September 2016, she is the Co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, a position she shares with Jonathan Bartley.
Caroline joined the Green Party in 1986 and held various party roles, also serving on Oxfordshire County Council from 1993 to 1997. She was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for South East England in 1999 and re-elected in 2004 and 2009. She served as leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2008 to 2012. And from 1999-2010 she served as one of the Party’s first MEPs and represented the South East region until becoming the UK’s first Green MP.
Caroline is a Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency, Vice Chair of the Public and Commercial Services, Sustainable Housing, CND and Animal Welfare All Party Parliamentary Groups. She is also a member of various other all-party groups, including on HIV and Aids, 6th Form Colleges, Children and International Corporate Responsibility.
She sits on Parliament’s influential Environmental Audit Committee and has also sat on temporary committees set up to scrutinise Government legislation.
Caroline’s book, Honourable Friends, details her first parliamentary term as brought a fresh, green voice to the House of Commons.