A LECTURE which will explore the way climate change might change the way people live will take place on Thursday.

The Oliver Smithies Lecture will take place at Balliol College, in its Old Archives Room, from 5pm.

Sara Miglietti, of Johns Hopkins University, will also explore what makes us who we are and whether humans are the product of environmental conditions.

Dr Miglietti is an assistant professor of French studies and her current book, The Empire of Climate, explores perceptions of climate in the early modern period.