Securing the Rural Future: Land Use Priorities
The Society is excited to be running a joint seminar with the Royal Geographical Society with IBG with the aim of examining some of the problems and solutions relating to planning for future sustainable land use in rural areas. Using the West Country as a model, eminent speakers will cover such topics as climate change, population increase, pollution concerns, security of food, energy and economy, biodiversity and scientific developments.
Chairman - John Palmer, 4th Earl of Selborne
The speakers’ topics will be as follows:
Conservation in a Hungry World Professor Ian Mercer
Implications of Climate Change Sir Brian Hoskins
Security of Food and Energy Dr Richard Cresswell
Economic Consequences of Limited Resources Lord Ewen Cameron
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Are you a practising young artist between the ages of 22 and 30 years old who prefers painting Landscapes or Rural Life in the UK? You can win a Scholarship worth £3,000 to help further your career and to have your own exhibition in our gallery at the Royal Bath & West Show with the opportunity to sell your paintings. A second award of £250 is also available.
Application forms and further information available from Alison Ward, The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. 01749 822243 or e-mail Alison Ward
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ENTRIES CLOSE 15th JANUARY 2010