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  • SU Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union Western Bank S10 2TG (map)


We are very sorry to announce that, due to undergoing a major operation in early May, George Monbiot will no longer be able to attend Festival of Debate on 16th May. We are disappointed, but of course we wish George all the best for a quick and full recovery after his surgery.

The event will continue as a conversation between George Marshall and Mina Jaff, climate activist and Northern Co-ordinator for Extinction Rebellion, followed by Q&A and audience discussion. The topic will remain 'How To Break the Silence on Environmental Collapse'.

George Monbiot asked us to pass on the following message to ticketholders:

“George Marshall is one of the most interesting people alive, buzzing with new ideas and perspective on how to address our existential crises. Bringing his thinking together with the thrilling work of Extinction Rebellion promises to make this a great event.

"I'm extremely sorry to have to cancel at such short notice - I'll be recovering from major surgery following post-surgical complications."

We very much hope you will still attend what looks to be a lively and informed discussion about activism and communication in the face of climate collapse.

However, if you would prefer to request a refund then please contact the box office you bought your tickets from as soon as possible - either Tickets For Good ( or the SU Box Office (

Festival of Debate is not able to issue refunds, so please do not email us to request one.

We hope to see you on 16th May,

Festival of Debate team


A discussion between two passionate and knowledgeable climate communicators, with a chance for the audience to join the conversation. George Marshall is the founder of Climate Outreach and author of Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.

This event is part of the 'Our Planet' strand which has kindly been sponsored by Sheffield Climate Alliance and Regather.