RSA President’s Lecture 2019

Oct 31, 2019

WWOOF UK were excited to be invited to this year’s President’s Lecture at the Royal Society of Arts.

The context of this event is the RSA’s Commission on Food, Farming & The Countryside. We were lucky enough to be at the launch in October 2018 of the printed results of this incredible research project, whereby feedback from farmers, food producers and communities across the UK were published. This body of work was gleaned by 24 researchers who set out from multiple UK locations on bicycles!!

Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation, will give the 2019 RSA President’s Lecture, taking place from 6-7pm on Thursday 31 October 2019 in the Great Room Auditorium at RSA House.

We are having to swap our wellies and muddy gloves for “smart business attire” as the lecture will be introduced by HRH The Princess Royal – the fingernails will get a proper scrub!

In the words of the RSA: “The event will seek to build upon the positive reception of the recent report published by the RSA Commission on Food, Farming and the Countryside, and on the RSA’s reputation as a trusted convenor of honest, positive and future-focused conversations. It will take place at a critical moment for those engaged in decision-making and practice across the triple challenge of climate adaption, protecting nature and people’s health and wellbeing.”

Look out for more updates on this and other projects that we follow on our facebook, twitter and instagram pages.

 

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