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The Future of the British Countryside: Food Production & Conservation

Parc_Farm_ on_ Great_ Orme,
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Oxford University Centre for the Environment, S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3QY
Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre


Brexit has created an opportunity for new land and agriculture policies. Government proposes to phase out direct payments under the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and replace them with a new system of paying farmers for delivering public goods – principally enhancing the environment. Agriculture occupies over 70% of land in the UK and has a major impact on the environment. The new system aims to arrest the decline in native species, the loss of productive soils and at enriching biodiversity.

This round-table discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities posted by land-use policies in post-Brexit Britain. 

This event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Oxford Centre of the National Trust, and will be followed by a gala dinner at Linacre College (19.00 with pre-dinner drinks from 18.30).

Free entrance for the discussion at 5.30pm. 

All welcome to the gala dinner. Booking essential via the PDF booking form here by 7th September. Tickets: £50. 

For more information, please follow the link.

Image: 'Parc Farm on Great Orme, North Wales ©National Trust Images/Paul Harris'


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