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CRE celebrates 21 years by looking to the future
The Centre for Rural Economy celebrates its 21st birthday this year and has launched a fundraising appeal that we hope will take it forward for another 21years of academic success. Academics and business people gathered at Alnwick Castle to hear about the many achievements and impacts of rural research carried out at Newcastle, which has culminated in the award of a prestigious Queen’s Prize. This was also an occasion to remind the audience that further investment is needed to achieve comparable results in the future. Lord Joicey, a long-standing supporter of CRE, urged everyone with an interest in rural business to support the appeal. Read more about the occasion in our blog http://creblogsite.blogspot.co.uk/
published on: 9th December 2013
CRE achievements applauded as Queen’s Anniversary Prize is announced
The Centre for Rural Economy’s contribution to research into sustainable rural economies and societies, which has influenced policy and practice around the world, has been recognised with the award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize to Newcastle University. Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, awarded by the Royal Anniversary Trust, honour work of outstanding importance and quality in higher and further education in the UK. Newcastle University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Brink, said: “Our aim at Newcastle is to conduct world-class research that directly addresses the biggest issues of the day, and the work being carried out by the Centre for Rural Economy is an excellent example of what this means in practice. Philip Lowe, Mark Shucksmith, Guy Garrod and their colleagues are looking at some of the world’s most pressing challenges, from how we use land, to the changing relationships between rural and urban communities and how we tackle social exclusion. The announcement of this award is testament to their hard work and I congratulate them on this richly deserved accolade.”
published on: 22nd November 2013
Vets speak about their lives in practice
Capturing Life in Practice has provided first-hand audio accounts from vets to accompany 'Taking a History on Veterinary Education' by Andrew Gardiner and Susan Rhind published in Veterinary Record . Capturing Life in Practice is an oral history collaboration between CRE and RCVS Knowledge (formerly RCVS Charitable Trust), with the British Library as archive partner. The extracts are accessible on the project website.
published on: 13th November 2013