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Newcastle University students attend City Food Lecture 2019

Students from the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences were privileged to attend the prestigious City Food Lecture in London recently.

The City Food Lecture is an annual, invitation-only fixture in the City of London and food industry calendars. Held at the prestigious Guildhall, the event is organised by the seven city livery companies whose roots are in the food industry – namely the Worshipful Companies of Bakers, Butchers, Cooks, Farmers, Fishmongers, Fruiterers and Poulters.

The lecture is a perfect opportunity for our students to interact with key figures and companies in the farming industry. It is not only the perfect opportunity for networking, but also provides a window into the agricultural business world.

Gordon Lamb, Stage 3 Agri-Business Management student who attended the event, said of the experience:

"It was a fantastic opportunity to attend the city food lecture on the student programme. The lecture was all about the future of food and what it might look like in 2050, the lecture was given by Dominic Blakemore, the CEO of the largest food service business in the world.”

“We then heard from a panel including Minette Batters, the president of the NFU. As a member of the guild the Princess Royal attends every year and makes an effort to meet with students after which was fantastic. The city food lecture really provided a chance to network with people from a broad range of food businesses, especially fresh produce and I would recommend it to anyone looking to go into food business."

Find out more about our Food and Land-based degree programmes

Newcastle University students chat with HRH The Princess Royal
Newcastle University students chat with HRH The Princess Royal

published on: 12 March 2019