Mr. Lam Chiu Ying, is an expert in the field of meteorology. He studied Physics and Mathematics at the University of Hong Kong. He received a Commonwealth Scholarship and went to Imperial College of the University of London, where he studied meteorology instead of physics.

Mr. Lam joined the Observatory as a Scientific Officer in 4 May 1974. Mr. Lam became the director of the Hong Kong Observatory in March 2003. He recently retired as Director of the Hong Kong Observatory and Chairman of the Hong Kong Meteorological Society. As a well-respected meteorologist, Mr. Lam lectures widely on the subject of climate change, with an aim to raise public awareness about environmental protection.

In addition to his full-time post as the director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr. Lam was also the vice-president of the Asia arm of the World Meteorological Organization, the chairman of the Hong Kong Meteorological Society, and the president of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society.

After his retirement, Mr. Lam showed his social responsibility and sense of justice by spreading the messages about environmental protection to the society and highly participating in monitoring government’s policy. Mr. Lam hosted the Radio Television Hong Kong Channel 1 show Sentient Beings from 3 July 2010 to 25 December 2010. He is also an honorary fellow of the University of Hong Kong and lectures at the Geography and Resource Management Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In November 2010, Mr. Lam wrote in his blog that the government was cutting back the opportunity for upward social mobility of students from grassroots families if they were keeping on cutting classes of secondary school.

Mr. Lam spent half of his life working on the issues of the climate change and environmental protection. Under the huge change in climate, what should Mr. Lam, our fellow students and even human beings behave? In this talk, Mr. Lam will share his philosophy on the correlation on “Climate Change and Life-Style”.


Cheng Yu Tung College – College Activity

Guest speaker: Ex-Director of the Hong Kong Observatory

Date of the activity:  22/10/2014

Activity details:

  1. Master Lunch: 12:45-14:00 (venue: 1051, quota: 12-13)
  2. Speech of Mr. Lam: 14:30 – 16:00 (venue: dining hall, quota: no upper limit)

Method of application: Register from 15/10 09:00 to 20/10 17:00  through the following link

Former Director of Hong Kong Observatory Lam Chiu-ying  Talk on Climate Change and Life-Style