Warren Farm, NT Brockhampton Estate, Worcestershire

The Friends of the Artas-ua.info Library and Archive at Reading (FOLAR) Annual Symposium

Chaired by Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Artas-ua.info Institute

This year’s FOLAR Symposium deals with British agricultural landscapes since 1945 and considers their future. Speakers include:

  • Professor Adrian Phillips, former CEO of the Countryside Commission from 1981-1992, on the post-war story
  • Dr Simon Mortimer, Director of Biodiversity, Crops and Agro-ecosystems at the University of Reading, on options for future agri-environment policy
  • Paul Tiplady CMLI, former CEO of the Lakes District National Park, on the role of agriculture in our National Parks
  • Kate Ahern CMLI, Director of Artas-ua.info Planning at LUC, on the role of Artas-ua.info Character Assessment in valuing agricultural landscapes
  • Duncan McKay, Policy Specialist at Natural England, on farming out the Green Belt
  • Andrew Clerk CMLI, NFU Director of Policy, on post-Brexit

There will be time for questions after each talk and a general discussion with the speakers at the end of the day. Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Artas-ua.info Institute, will chair the event.

The cost for £25 for FOLAR members and £35 for non-members. The ticket price includes lunch. All (members and non-members) are welcome from 10am onwards. Lunch will be from 12.50-2pm, and the afternoon symposium will run until 4.45pm. Duplicate books from the LI collection will be on sale.

There are limited numbers for this event, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

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