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Durham University

Hatfield College

Research Events at Hatfield

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Green Research at Hatfield

4th February 2013, 19:30 to 21:00, the Birley Room, Hatfield College. All welcome!

An MCR-sponsored research symposium on Green Research at Hatfield where three presentations will be given. ALL ARE WELCOME.

  • The Wildlife of Hatfield by Tim Goddard: at summer you can quite easily see 25 species of breeding birds, 13 species of butterflies and even a couple of dragonflies around College buildings. To use the case of the birds as an example, 3 species are on the Red List with another 4 species on the Amber List for endangered species in Britain. This talk will give a quick insight on some of those species and what we might do to help. There will be photos and exhibits.
  • Sex, Violence and Controlled Agricultural Conditions in Colonial Sudan by Matt Wright: towards the end of the British Empire various ideas emerged which would later feed into the 'Green' movement. Agricultural development schemes aimed to create communities that were self-sustaining, prosperous and healthy. These schemes achieved mixed success. This short paper will use the case study of the Zande scheme in southern Sudan to examine some of the problems which British expatriates encountered in planning and implementing agricultural development in the post-ware period, and briefly suggest what this might mean for 'Green' policies.
  • The view from the DSU: Green Policy Making at Durham University by Katie Hall: a talk about Durham Student Union's environmental policies and the place of Greenspace, the University's Environment Office, in making and implementing University-wide environmental policy. She will also be looking at how they are hoping to achieve their target of being recognised as one of the most environmentally sustainable universities in the UK by 2020.

Contact janet.raine@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.