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Public Lecture: Food, fuel, fibre, flowers or fun: what do we want from land and can we achieve it?

Cameron-Gifford Lecture led by Emeritus Professor Chris Pollock, Aberystwyth University, as part of Newcastle University's Insights Public Lecture Series

Date/Time: Tuesday 11 December, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Since the Middle Ages, land has been used in a wide variety of ways to generate an economic return. In the UK this has also delivered a range of other outputs that are of value to society; however, due to a range of factors this model is no longer sustainable at the environmental, social and economic level. If new models are needed, how should they be developed?


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

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