Extreme Weather: What is it? Why does it matter? What can we do about it?

Date: Thursday 22 June 2017

Time: 19:30 - 20:30


Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI)
16 - 18 Queen Street
Bath BA1 2HN



SPEAKER | Prof Brian Golding OBE, Met Office.

ABSTRACT | Physicists and psychologists analyse data from instruments and people to track the forces and actions that lead to death and destruction in places hit by a once-in-a-lifetime storm. This talk My talk will identify some causes and impacts of extreme weather, describe recent spectacular advances in forecasting capability, and address some multi-disciplinary challenges that are currently bringing physical and social scientists to work together.

MEETING CHARGES | There will be a small charge to attend this meeting:

  • Visitors - £4 per lecture
  • Members of RMetS, BRLSI and RGS - £2 per lecture

Tea and coffee will be laid on at 7pm, before lectures, with a voluntary contribution basket. Lectures start at 7.30pm prompt, and end by 8.30pm, with a customary questions time till 8.45pm.

DIRECTIONS | BRLSI is on the West side of Queen Square, in the centre of Bath near Milsom St, the Circus and Royal Crescent.

By road: BRLSI is on the A4 as it goes through the centre of Bath. We are five minutes from the Charlotte Street long-stay car park (10 mins if you park at the far end!) - drive past BRLSI, turn left at the top of the square, then first right. There is also limited on-street parking in Queen Square.

By rail/bus: Bath Spa railway station is 10-15 minutes walk away, and Bath's new bus station is next door to it. Taxis are available from the railway station at most times.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED | As part of the registration process you will be asked to provide personal information (name and contact email address).  Any information you provide to us will only be used by The Royal Meteorological Society and appointed representatives.

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate.