Noah Wescombe is currently an MPhil Candidate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, where his focus is on Legal Rights for Hydrological Objects and Smart Water Governance. He received his Bachelors in Social Policy from the University of Bristol with a specialism in Social Hydrology, winning the Best Dissertation Prize. He was also a recipient of the Ede and Ravenscoft Prize from the Faculty Dean for contribution to the academic community. He founded the Bristol Policy Review in 2018. At the Univeristy of Oxford, he is the Environmental Officer for St Catherine's College's graduate community, a Fellow of Effective Altruism Oxford, a member of Oxford Animal Ethics Society, and is on the committee of the Oxford Climate Society. From April 2020 he is also Projects Director at Six Degrees Oxford, the student-run sustainability consultancy.

Noah has published in Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Communication Studies, and recently presented work at the Political Studies Association Conference 2019 as an affiliate of the Schumacher Institute. He also has professional experience working at the intersection between law, policy, and technology, having led projects at a Deep Tech educational firm while still an undergraduate.

With a personal mantra that he will "debate anyone, at any time, on any topic", Noah is committed to exploring ideas through interdisciplinary, challenging, and critically reflective approaches. In his spare time, he enjoys deep conversations, martial arts, and exploring nature either by land or water.


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  • Environmental Law and Policy 
  • Legal Informatics
  • Social Hydrology
  • Ecological Economics
  • Jurisprudence
  • Contract Law
  • Political Theory
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies.

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