Biodiversity Audit - Tuesday 20 February

From midnight to midnight on Tuesday 20 February, members of college are encouraged to take part in an 'iNaturalist Bioblitz' to help us record observations of LMH's flora and fauna. To take part, simply follow these steps:

  • Create an iNaturalist account here: https://www.inaturalist.org/ or download the iNaturalist app
  • Go out into the LMH grounds any time between midnight and midnight on Tuesday 20 February
  • Spot plants, insects, birds or mammals, and take a picture of recording
  • Upload your picture or audio file to the iNaturalist app, and let the community help you identify it

The data collected during this 'bioblitz' can be used by scientists and researchers to boost their data about where different species occur. You don't have to know what you're uploading - the iNaturalist community can help you identify anything you observe.

'Seaspiracy' Film Showing - Wednesday 21 February

Come along to a viewing of 'Seaspiracy', a 2021 documentary film about the environmental impact of fishing. Directed by and starring British filmmaker Ali Tabrizi, the film examines human impacts on marine life and advocates for ending fish consumption. 

Join us at 7pm on Wednesday 21 February in the Simpkins Lee Theatre, and afterwards for discussion of the film with low carbon, local, fairtrade drinks. 

LMH Sustainability Short Internships

LMH is offering a fixed number of flexible micro internships to complete work on baselining and creating quantified suggestions for improvement in its carbon footprint and environmental footprint for current students.

Initially 4 x 20-40 hour internships will be offered for supervised independent working projects based on the topics below, with a further 4 internships to be offered later in the academic year.

  • Carbon emissions measurements for the year 22/23 using Achill Management’s carbon calculator tool
  • Detailed analysis of selected LMH’s Scope 3 carbon and other impacts for the year 22/23
  • Development of an ongoing project and data collection for a biodiversity ‘project’ in the INaturalist package
  • Research into design or adoption of a database structure for collation of information on the species of flora and fauna in our gardens and communication methodology
  • Research into highest impact foods in our dining hall and the effectiveness of mitigation options
  • Research to quantify food waste from our catering operations and from Hall diners, and proposals for further reduction

The Internships will be timebound but flexible allowing the intern to fit the work around their other commitments, and the outputs required will be agreed ahead of the start of the project. The intern will work to the Bursar but with other college staff members and calling on other research, researchers and experts as required for the particular project. The internship will attract remuneration at the level of the current Oxford Living Wage plus holiday pay.

How to Apply

Apply by email to bursar@lmh.ox.ac.uk by 29 February 2024 with a CV and a covering letter explaining your motivation for the role and area(s) of interest.