FOLAR symposium: British Agricultural Landscapes – past, present and post-Brexit


14 April 2018

10am to 5pm at MERL, University of Reading

This year’s FOLAR Symposium deals with British agricultural landscapes since 1945 and considers its future. Speakers include:

  • Professor Adrian Phillips former CEO of the Countryside Commission from 1981-1992 on the post-War story,
  • Dr Simon Mortimer of Reading and Director of the Biodiversity, Crops and Agro-ecosystems Division on options for future agri-environment policy,
  • Paul Tiplady CMLI former Lakes District National Park CEO on the role of agriculture in our National Parks,
  • Kate Ahern CMLI of LUC on the role of Landscape Character Assessment in valuing agricultural landscapes,
  • Duncan McKay of Natural England on farming out the Green Belt and
  • Andrew Clerk CMLI, NFU Director of Policy  on post-BREXIT  agriculture.

The ambition is to be a symposium and there will be both question time after each talk and a general discussion with the speakers at the end of the day. The chair will be Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Landscape Institute.

The symposium will begin at 10am and last until 5pm, and all (members and non members) are welcome from 10amonwards, lunch will 12.50-2.00pm and the afternoon symposium will continue until 4.45pm.  Duplicate books from the LI collection will be on sale.

Costs: for FOLAR members £25 incl. lunch

For non members the cost of the symposium incl. lunch is £35.

PLEASE BOOK EARLY FOR THIS EVENT as we have a limit on numbers (50 maximum). Book via Eventbrite.

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