A Just Stop Oil (JSO) activist from Oxford who appeared in court for a pitch invasion during an Ashes test match will deliver a talk in the city on Wednesday (August 23).

Daniel Knorr, 21 of Green Street, Oxford, was carried off the pitch at the central London cricket ground Lords on June 28 and the JSO activist will now be delivering a talk on 37 Little Clarendon Street about climate change and direct action.

Mr Knorr was one of three people who appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on July 31 and was charged with obstructing or disrupting a person engaged in a lawful activity.

It came following a brief interruption in play in the Ashes match between England and Australia, in which orange powder was thrown on the field before the demonstrators were removed by England wicket keeper Jonny Bairstow and officials.

In the JSO leaflet advertising the talk, which takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, it is said Mr Knorr will be joined by Dr Larch Maxey and the talk will focus on “how we drive social change”.

Dr Larch has been a very active campaigner in the past and was one of the Euston tunnellers, who occupied a network of hand dug tunnels under Euston Square Gardens for 27 days to “protect the gardens against HS2 in 2021”.

Reacting to Mr Knorr’s pitch invasion at The Lords ground, a JSO spokesman said: “Much of the cricketing world is at serious risk due to climate breakdown, becoming unfit for humans to live in.

“It’s time to get off the sidelines and join in civil resistance to end new oil, gas and coal.”

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