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All talks, unless stated otherwise, take place at the Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ and start at 7: 30pm. They are free of charge and open to the public. For further information telephone 01582 763133 ext 2260 or email Adelia De Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2013 Rothamsted Research Public Events list can be downloaded in PDF format
Christmas Open Meeting
Thursday 2nd December 2010
This year, the Royal Society is celebrating its 350th anniversary. To mark this we are having a special meeting to highlight the achievements of just a few of the many Fellows of the Society who have worked at Rothamsted during our long history.
The impact of drought on Food Security
Tuesday 21st September 2010
Insufficient water is a major limitation to food production worldwide. In the third in our series of three Open Meetings on the topic of Food Security Dr Andy Phillips, Dr Eric Ober and Dr Richard Whalley will discuss the impact of drought on food security. In particular, approaches to increase water use efficiency and drought tolerance in wheat production in the UK will be described.› Click here for more information
Rothamsted Manor Heritage Open Day
Sunday 12th September 2010
Take this opportunity to visit this historic building not normally open to the public
Rothamsted Manor as we know it today evolved from a more modest dwelling that was on this site possibly from as early as the 13th century. The appearance of the south front is due to the 17th century additions and alterations of Sir John Wittewronge, the first Wittewronge to live at Rothamsted, whose grandfather fled to London from Ghent in 1564 to escape religious persecution. The Wittewronges and their descendants continued to own the house until 1934 although it passed by female descent first into the Bennet family, and then to the Bennet-Lawes. Perhaps the most famous inhabitant of the house was Sir John Bennet Lawes (1814-1900). He began agricultural research at Rothamsted, which is today continued by Rothamsted Research of which the Manor is an integral part.› Click here for more information
Biofertiliser research and application in India
Friday 10th September 2010
Note this lecture is at 12 noon
Prof Santhanakrishnan, an authority on soil microbiology, biofuels and food microbiology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India, will visit Rothamsted Research on Friday 10th September to give a lecture on biofertilisers and meet relevant researchers.› Click here for more information
How will Climate Change affect Food Security?
Tuesday 13th July 2010
The recent trend towards earlier UK springs and summers has been accelerating. How is this perturbing food chains? Dr Angela Karp, Professor Les Firbank and Dr James Bell will present the latest research in adaptation to Climate Change and its impact on crops, including the food-versus-fuel debate.
Feed the World, Save the Planet
Friday 11th June 2010
Cheltenham Science Festival
S39 Town Hall 12.30 – 1.30pm £7 (£6)
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Thursday 10th June 2010
Cheltenham Science Festival
S18 Town Hall 10.15 – 11.15am £6 (£5)
Open weekend for the public
Saturday 22nd 2010 - Sunday 23rd May 2010
Our science supports sustainable agriculture and the environment and ranges from the molecular level to ecosystem and landscape studies.
What is Food Security?
Thursday 13th May 2010
The challenge is to produce and supply enough safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way for a growing global population, which is projected to reach 9 Billion by 2050. The new director of Rothamsted Research, Professor Maurice Moloney, will be joined by Mr Ian Piggott (Local Farmer), and Professor Allan Buckwell (Economist and Policy Director, Country Land and Business Association Ltd,) to give an overview of global Food Security and the research needed to meet this challenge.
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