CRES/JRI Field Trip: Somerset- a different county

Somerset- a different county We are pleased to announce that CRES and JRI will be running a one day Field Trip to the Somerset Levels on Saturday 8th July 2017 (10.30am to 4.15pm). We will be visiting two contrasting farms, discussing agriculture on the Levels, thinking about environmental issues, and just …

Dena Burne

We were sorry to hear that Dena Burne died on 25th January 2017, aged 87. The daughter of a (Wesleyan) Methodist Minister, Dena won the Pfeiffer Scholarship to Bedford College, University of London, where she studied Zoology (1947-1950). Bedford College was in Regent’s Park and she was frequently woken by …

Beyond Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Invaluable

Richard M. Gunton, Eline N. van Asperen, Andrew Basden, David Bookless, Yoseph Araya, David R. Hanson, Mark A. Goddard, George Otieno, Gareth O. Jones (2017) Beyond Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Invaluable. Trends in Ecology & Evolution DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.01.002 It is not often that we report on publications in secular academic journals, but this …

An Introduction to Environmental Ethics

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Grove Booklet “An Introduction to Environmental Ethics” by Martin and Margot Hodson (E 184 in the ethics series). The booklet is described by the publishers here: “Environmental ethics is of increasing importance both in the wider world and as part …

Saving Planet Earth – a serious role for the Church?

CRES Day (Saturday 29th April 2017) at Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford with Andy Atkins and Margot Hodson Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) is very pleased to welcome Andy Atkins the Chief Executive of A Rocha UK, and former Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth, as guest speaker. He will look at …

JRI and COP21

JRI was very active during the COP21 climate change meeting in Paris in December 2015. As a result we produced five resources that come at the topic from a variety of angles. Paris, Paris – COP21, a personal reflection and review. A special briefing by Dr. Martin Hodson. Paris, Romans …