This weekend English Heritage is celebrating 100 years since Stonehenge passed from private to public ownership. John Powell considers the effects of public ownership of heritage sites and the continued need for limiting access.
Last week on 15th October it was International Rural Women Day and Julie Urquhart provided an overview of her journey into rural academia. This week we will hear from Katarina Kubinakova who will discuss the role of women with regard to rural development and how they are regularly the ones who are key to the success of an initiative or project.
October 15th 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN recognised ‘International Rural Women’s Day. As a research institute that specialises in rural matters, and having women represented at all levels, the CCRI approached a number of the team to discuss their role in rural research. This week we hear from Julie Urquhart.
A couple of weeks ago, Imogen Young joined CCRI as the latest of our placement students. Each academic year, we offer the opportunity of a paid placement within CCRI, and Imogen has joined us from UWE where she is an Environmental Science student. By way of an introduction we asked Imogen to write a few lines about herself.
Later this week, the final RECARE conference will be taking place in Brussels. Over the last five years, the project has been the focus for three researchers within CCRI. One of these, Matt Reed reflects on RECARE, prior to its culmination.
CCRI’s Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden while the weather has been warm. She has been pleasantly surprised by the increase in biodiversity in her garden, since the Urban Garden Project started in January 2017.
Today marks 70 years since the National Health Service in the UK was established. In this post, John Powell considers its continuing importance and value to society despite facing financial constraints.
CCRI student, Kate Smith, has successfully completed her MSc by Research degree, which involved evaluating the use of 3D landscape visualisation technology (Google Earth) for enhancing and improving participation in Natural Flood Management
In May 2018, research assistant Nick Lewis took a trip to Scotland where he ran the Southern Upland Way, Britain’s first official coast-to-coast long distance footpath. Following on from a previous blog post, he has written a short piece reflecting upon his experiences on his latest trip.
The winter of 2017/18 has been unusually long and cold. As spring finally appears to be establishing itself, John Powell revisits in part, a post he wrote two years ago and further considers how wildflowers can be considered public goods and how recent changes in EU legislation should protect insect pollinators.