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From mountains to oceans, the planet needs protection

Coral divers

Mon 19th November, 2012

A coral reefs expert and an intrepid explorer who conquered Mount Everest will discuss problems facing the environment at a free lecture at the University of Bedfordshire on Wednesday, 21 Nov.

The University’s Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science Professor James Crabbe and local businessman Partha Dey will join forces to highlight environmental issues, from the highest mountain to the deepest ocean.

Prof Crabbe is a professor in Biochemistry and carries out vital research on the oceans’ coral reefs.

Prof Crabbe said: “I’m really excited to be giving this lecture with Partha – it’s not every day you share the platform with someone who has climbed Everest. I hope we can give the audience an appreciation of some of the feelings as well as the issues of what it is like to go to the extremes of the planet, under the ocean and to the top of a mountain.”

Mr Dey, Managing Director of Luton based logistics and road transport company National Sameday Limited, scaled Mount Everest in 2011 to help research global warming. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University in the same year.

“I’m really excited and looking forward to the lecture. I want to give the audience a real insight into what it was really like climbing Mount Everest and the conditions we have to face,” said Mr Dey.

The free lecture starts at 5.30pm and will take place on the ground floor of the Campus Centre at the Luton campus.

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