The Royal Geographical Society with IBG (North West): BREXIT AND THE UPLANDS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES?
**Please note this event has been postponed. Due to the recent publication of the Agriculture Bill, the RGS (with IBG North West) have taken the decision to postpone the event slightly in order that they can refer to the Bill during the event, from Friday 28 September 3pm – 5.30pm to Thursday 1 November 3pm – 5.30pm**
At a time of great political upheaval, the RGS NW asks: What does Brexit mean for the uplands?
Our precious uplands areas face challenges all the time, accentuated by the unique terrain that defines them. But they also possess remarkable assets which can provide the foundations for rural futures rich in potential: environmentally, socially, and economically. Upland areas are rich in natural resources, such as water and carbon stores, and are home to generations of hill farmers whose expertise is unrivalled. This is the landscape that produces some of the best quality food in the country, and is itself one of the most treasured natural environments in the world.
In a ‘Question Time’-style debate – in which you, the audience, ask the questions – chaired by renowned uplands expert Dr Julia Aglionby (Foundation for Common Land; Uplands Alliance), the event will consider the challenges and opportunities facing uplands communities in light of the Brexit vote, and a future outside of the EU.
3:00pm Panel ‘Question Time’ chaired by Julia Aglionby
4:30pm Tea/coffee and networking
5:30pm Event ends
£5 per ticket; (RGS IBG Members and Fellows free)