Archers Script Writer at Duchy College
DUCHY College Rosewarne played host to Graham Harvey, script writer and former agricultural story editor for the Archers this week as he gave a seminar to a lecturer theatre packed full of students and interested parties.
Graham, script writer and former agricultural story editor for the Archers and author of The Killing of the Countryside, The Forgiveness of Nature, We Want Real Food and The Carbon Fields spoke about his recent involvement with the innovative knowledge exchange project for farmers called Pasture Promise TV, which aims to promote the environmental and health benefits of pasture reared produce.
Agriculture student, Tristan Thomas, 21, from Newquay said: “It was a really interesting seminar and it’s great that speakers are coming in to college for this kind of thing. I think it’s good to learn about different issues and hear other people’s points of view.”
The College is playing host to a number of high profile speakers giving seminars on the hottest topics affecting British agriculture over the next few months. The seminar series has been organised by the Rural Business School at Duchy College and has been put together primarily for students and staff, but is also open to guests where availability allows.
Andrew Counsell, Head of Duchy College, said: “The seminars are adding to the academic experience students get at Duchy College. It is a very impressive list of speakers and we are very pleased to be giving our students the chance to explore the hot topics with the people at the cutting of current research into them.”
Future events in this year’s seminar series will see experts talking on themes such as anaerobic digestion, renewable energy and invasive species. If you would like to receive a full programme list for the Duchy College Rosewarne 2011-12 Seminar Series please contact email@example.com.