In partnership with the University of Worcester, the University Centre Halesowen launched in January 2020 to raise aspirations. It offers free, public educational events. All events are free of charge and open to anyone interested in attending.

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Our next lecture:

Sustainable Food Production: Is It Possible? – Public Lecture (Online)

Wednesday 19th January at 1pm

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This talk will explore why there is a need for us to produce our food in a more sustainable way, and how this might be achieved. It will also address the question of whether we should all go vegan. Case studies will be used to illustrate what simple measures farmers could do to make food production more sustainable.

Dr Duncan Westbury is the course leader for BSc (Hons) Environmental Management & Sustainability at the University of Worcester and has over 25 years’ experience researching how farmers can work with biodiversity to support the sustainable production of food. This includes approaches to reduce methane production in cows, to supporting bumblebees in cherry orchards to enhance pollination. Dr Westbury applies his knowledge and expertise in plant ecology to boost ecosystem services in the farmed landscape enabling farmers to use fewer pesticides and have a greater reliance on wild pollinators. He is also leads the Sustainable Environments Research Group (SERG) at the University of Worcester, which focusses on food security, river science, the conservation of species and habitats, and sustainable places..

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the Student HUB:

Phone: 0121 602 7888


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Halesowen College
Whittingham Road
Halesowen B63 3NA

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