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Seminar: The agricultural industry: is the under-representation of women relevant?

Professor Sally Shortall, the Duke of Northumberland Chair of Rural Economy at the Centre for Rural Economy, will be the next speaker in our Engagement and Place seminar series on the May 1.

This seminar series builds on the University’s commitment to engage with people and communities within the region and beyond.

More specifically, the aim is to focus on how our research informs rural debates in the North East of England. The seminars will be stimulating events with scope for discussion, and you are warmly invited to join us.

Examining women's exclusion from agriculture

The upcoming seminar will draw upon recent Scottish research looking at the role of women in agriculture. The research examined some of the ways in which women are excluded from this occupation and how these social patterns exist.

Often women’s under-representation is seen as a matter of gender inequality, and one that should be rectified on ideological grounds. But what about the industry? What are the implications of women not being centrally involved?

The seminar will look to discuss these questions and many more. Join us from 17.30 in the Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building.

New date for 'Art, rural, research'

Dr. Menelaos Gkartzios, will now present his seminar on ‘Art, rural, research’ on June 11, which will be the last seminar in the series.

Professor Sally Shortall

published on: 15 April 2019