Burrator Reservoir, Dartmoor National Park

If you had the chance to share one message to the whole world, what would it be?

We have been wondering.

This is one of 7 questions answered by a range of thinkers, doers and inspirations from across our community of pioneering students, academic staff and researchers at Plymouth.

The result is a series which celebrates our passions. A capsule of our collective dreams and anxieties. A spotlight on those motivated to make a real difference to our future.

With thoughts on issues including conservation and climate change, reducing microplastics, and inspiring our next generation from the classroom, these are 7 questions for us all to answer.


My mission is to further our understanding of the impacts of litter on the environment and society, and perhaps even more importantly to identify the solutions and pathways necessary to achieve them.

Professor Richard Thompson OBE

Richard Thompson, Plymouth Pioneers
Plymouth pioneer who is saving our seas from plastic

What do you want the world to look like in 10 years?

Where will your passions take you?

Plymouth Sound. Foreshore looking out to sea