Our Team

We are a team of students and academics at the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, and Department of Physics, University of Oxford. We work on climate and energy issues and are passionate about inspiring young people to join the fight against climate change.

We think that one way to do this is to raise awareness of environmental issues through the school curriculum. This is why we’ve made this website, which features a range of climate-related problems based on the GCSE and A Level maths syllabuses.

Madeleine Ratcliffe is a student in her final year at Cheney School, Oxford, where she studies Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. She contributed to the GCSE problems.

Lucy Fellingham recently graduated with a degree in physics from Oxford University. She hopes to put her scientific background to good use in the future with a career in sustainability. She contributed to the GCSE problems.

John Allen is a student at Durham University, where he studies Physics, and an ex-pupil at Abingdon School. He developed the A Level problems and contributed to the GCSE problems.

Miriam Zachau Walker is a DPhil student in the Engineering Science Department. Her research focuses on flexibility in highly renewable energy systems. Prior to graduate study, she taught high school science.

Sam Hampton is a Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute. His research primarily focuses on the UK, and investigates how to encourage small businesses to take action on climate change.

He also works on the challenge of integrating electric vehicle charging infrastructure into dense urban areas.

Tina Fawcett is a Senior Researcher at the ECI, working on energy demand. Her research focuses on energy use by households and organisations, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand current patterns of use and to identify opportunities and policies for reducing energy use and carbon emissions.

Myles Allen is a Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics. He studies how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate change and risks of extreme weather and in quantifying their implications for long-range climate forecasts.