The Future of the British Countryside: Food Production and Conservation | University of Oxford

The Future of the British Countryside: Food Production and Conservation

Event date
Event time
17:30 - 18:30
Venue
Oxford University Centre for the Environment
South Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3QY
Venue details

Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Brexit has created an opportunity for new land and agriculture policies. The government is proposing to phase out direct payments under the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and replace them with a new system of paying farmers for delivering public goods – principally enhancing the environment. Agriculture occupies over 70% of land in the UK and has a major impact on the environment. The new system aims to arrest the decline in native species, the loss of productive soils and at enriching biodiversity.

This round-table discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities posted by land-use policies in post-Brexit Britain. Free entry, all welcome.

This event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Oxford Centre of the National Trust, and will be followed by a gala dinner at Linacre College (19.00 with pre-dinner drinks from 18.30). Dinner booking essential via the TORCH website link by 7th September. Tickets: £50.