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Rural Women – By the Women of CCRI

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.

International Rural Women Day – October 15th

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.

CCRI’s latest placement student

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.

Reflections on RECARE

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.

MSc by Research success for CCRI’s Kate Smith

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

Running researcher crosses Scotland

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.

On wildflowers

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.

Urban agriculture and guilty pleasures in the Czech Republic

For the last five years, Senior Research Fellow Dan Keech has been teaching in Brno on a short course about food and sustainability at the Masaryk University in Brno. This year he was persuaded to write a blog about his experiences about his time over there which always includes some local culinary delights.