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Donor Garden Party: save the date


07 Jul 2024

  • Start: 14:00
  • End: 17:00

Churchill College

The Donor Garden Party is our biennial opportunity to thank donors to Churchill College for their support in person.

Donors to the College will be invited to join us for a relaxed afternoon tea in the grounds, with musical entertainment, preceded by a talk entitled Is Data Justice key to Climate Justice? given by Dr Ramit Debnath in Wolfson Hall.

Invitations will be sent out in May to supporters who have donated to the College during the past two years, since 1 July 2022. UK taxpayers who have Gift Aided their donations must have donated more than £100 during this time period. If you would like to make an additional donation to top-up your giving, you can do so here.


Event Details
14:00 Arrival
14:15 – 15:00 Talk in Wolfson Hall, including an opportunity for questions
15:00 Afternoon tea and musical entertainment on Jock Colville Lawn

Dr Ramit Debnath

Talk by Dr Ramit Debnath

Assistant Professor and Academic Director, University of Cambridge | Fellow: Cambridge Zero and Churchill College | Visiting Academic: Caltech

Is Data Justice key to Climate Justice?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer programmes used for climate science are trained to trawl through complex datasets looking for patterns and insightful information. However, missing information from certain locations on the planet, time periods or societal dynamics create “holes” in the data that can lead to unreliable climate predictions and misleading conclusions. In this talk, Dr Ramit Debnath will explain his research into how bias in the collection of data on which (AI) computer programmes depend can limit the usefulness of this rapidly growing tool for climate scientists predicting future scenarios and guiding global action.