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matt reed policy conference 2010CCRI 2015 Policy Conference

The CCRI is holding a major event in London for the first time in 25 years. ‘Countryside Values for the 21st Century’, which will be held at the Royal Society on 22 January 2015, will provide a platform for discussions about the future of rural areas in the UK and their ever-increasing connections to urban and peri-urban environments. Rehearsals are in full swing and bookings are coming in fast! There has also been keen interest from specialist and national media organisations. Read more…
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gruyeresUpdate on GLAMUR project

As part of the ongoing EU funded GLAMUR research project, Dr Damian Maye, Dr James Kirwan and Dilshaad Bhundoo recently visited Switzerland to learn about Gruyère cheese production and export, as well as work with GLAMUR colleagues from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). Read more…
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CCRI announces 2015 Policy Conference

The CCRI has announced its 2015 rural policy conference, which is to take place in January 2015.  Read more…
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PorlockVale ExmoorNew project to explore the state of agriculture on Exmoor

The CCRI has won a new research project to explore the state of agriculture on Exmoor.

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berryOpen Geospatial Lab at the University of Gloucestershire

CCRI’s Dr Robert Berry is helping to develop and promote open source GIS education in the University of Gloucestershire and has recently set up, together with Dr Lucy Clarke of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the Open Geospatial Lab (GOGL). The aim of GOGL is to develop and promote open source GIS education in our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and to stimulate innovative research in the application of open source geospatial technologies. Read more…
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CCRI_RiverSevernGIS for the Severn Vale

Dr Robert Berry is currently running a 5-year mapping project funded by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), who are providing 2k per year to fund the construction of a comprehensive geographical information system (GIS) of the Severn Vale. The work will be largely undertaken by undergraduates via internship modules. Read more…
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Mills_JaneJane Mills makes presentation in Brussels

Jane Mills has been in Brussels where on 18th November she was an invited speaker at a final policy conference for the project “Resource Efficiency in Practice – Closing Mineral Cycles” Read more…
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Applications invited for Research Studentship

Applications are currently invited for a three-year jointly-funded Natural England and University of Gloucestershire research studentship, entitled ‘Investigating the impact of changes in agri-environment scheme design on farmers’ environmental behaviour’.  The closing date for applications is 10 December 2014.  See full information.
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RSNRSN Seminar – Local Economies, the role of local authorities and learning from the transition movement

The RSN is holding a seminar at the University of Gloucestershire’s Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham on 3 December 2014. Read more…
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WSGrpCCRI Postgraduate Winter School

The 2014 CCRI Winter School took place last week on November 7th at the University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham. Read more…
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Julie Ingram and Jane Mills at SmartSOIL meeting in Spain

Julie Ingram and Jane Mills attended a SmartSOIL project meeting in Segovia, Spain, on 30-31 October. Read more…
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ijamNew paper published

Jane Mills and Janet Dwyer have had a paper published in the International Journal of Agricultural Management (Volume 4, Issue 1) which can be accessed online. The article was co-authored with CCRI Research Associate, James Taylor, and Jennifer Bartlett of the Sensory Trust. Read more…
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IMG_0768CCRI announce new suite of short courses for 2014/15

In recent years, the CCRI has been involved in the delivery of various short courses, aimed at providing professional development to organisations, community groups and individuals. All these short courses have been built upon solid academic and research expertise.  Read more…
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