The CCRI Seminar Series is open to everyone and aims to provide a flexible vehicle for the dissemination of research and discussion of policy and practice in rural research and policy. The series aims to encourage speakers from a broad range of academic, policy and stakeholder backgrounds to take part, and it remains an important contributor to knowledge transfer within the region.

The seminar series remains a central part of CCRI’s role as an international centre of excellence in rural research and knowledge transfer. For more information regarding this series, please email

All seminars begin at 12.15 and take place at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus, unless otherwise noted.

The seminars are free to attend, but if you intend to come along it would be useful if you could let us know by sending an email. This will also enable us to inform you of any changes to the programme, which can happen from time to time.

All visitors and participants at the seminar series should note that as with all of our public events, photographs may be taken during seminars for use in our marketing and communication materials.

Seminar Programme – 2016/17

22/06/2017SUFISA case studiesJames Kirwan and Damian MayeUniversity of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus Room TC119
TBCSpatio-economic modelling of agricultural resilienceRob BerryUniversity of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus, Room LC202
16/03/2017FOR RURAL SPACE. A scenario-based approach for re-addressing planning practiceLuca Lazzarini, Politecnico di TorinoUniversity of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus Room TC119
16/02/2017Searching for effective farming policies in Gloucestershire. Examining the scope for a ‘Horticultural Belt’ including food provisioning and prospects for agroecological initiativesNick James and Liz ChildUniversity of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus, Room LC102Chaired by Matt Reed
09/02/2017Business models and ICTs supporting the development of local agrofood and tourism systemsMarco Della GalaUniversity of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus Room OX LC102Chaired by Matt Reed
02/02/2017Natural Capital and Environmental Decision MakingDan Marsh, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New ZealandUniversity of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus, Room LC202Chaired by Chris Short
26/01/2017Small farms surveyRebecca LaughtonUniversity of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus TC218AChaired by Matt Reed
19/01/2017Mixed methods mapping of soil carbon - challenging the usual approaches to mapping the agricultural environmentBeth BrockettOxstalls Campus LC203AChaired by Rob Berry
15/12/2016Loss and destruction of social capital and social networks in Spanish rural areas as consequences of the NOT LEADER philosophyJavi Serrano Lara, University of ValenciaUniversity of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus
20/10/2016The history of the alternative food movementSophie Greenway,
Warwick University
University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Room TC217
13/10/2016Non-farmers’ willingness to farm: a large-scale choice experiment to identify policy options that can induce new entry to the agricultural industry Dr Taro Takahashihe, Bristol Vet SchoolUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Room tbc
22/09/2016Decision support tools for agriculture: towards effective design and deliveryDr David Christian Rose, Department of Geography, University of CambridgeUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Room LC102
Beth Brockett and Rob Berry at the seminar on 19th January 2017. Beth made a presentation entitlted ‘ Mixed methods mapping of soil carbon – challenging the usual approaches to mapping the agricultural environment’ and Rob chaired the seminar
Chris Short with Dan Marsh, who gave a presentation on 2nd February entitled ‘Natural Capital and Environmental Decision Making’

Completed seminars

CCRI Seminars 2015/16

CCRI Seminars 2014/15

CCRI Seminars 2013/14