Christian Rural and Environmental Studies

This two year Certificate course provides an opportunity to study rural and environmental issues from a Christian viewpoint. It will be of interest to all with a personal or professional concern for the environment and countryside, rural communities and churches. There are no entry requirements.
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Definitely Rural and Environmental

Clockwise: Owlswick Chapel, Map of field trip area, Richard Gunton, Natural Burial Ground

Clockwise: Owlswick Chapel, Map of field trip area, Richard Gunton, Natural Burial Ground

Definitely Rural and Environmental

For some years now we have held the CRES residential in Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford in September. We have decided to open up the Friday (2nd September 2016) of the residential to day visitors as we have an excellent and very interesting programme. In the afternoon we will visit a natural burial ground, a composting toilet at a small chapel, and a local farm shop. In the evening Dr Richard Gunton will lead a session on “Why conservation is a religious matter and how it can be Christian.”

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CRES Admissions 2016

CRESPromo16CRES (Christian Rural and Environmental Studies)  is a distance learning course usually taken over two years. If you are interested probably the best place to look first is our CRES Certificate page. Then you might have some questions. If so use the Contact Us message box on the right side bar. Then finally if you would like to apply download an Application Form and send it back to us with your payment. The course usually starts in September, but there is some flexibility.

Climate Change after Paris

Saturday 23rd April 2016- CRES Day at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Dr Paul Chambers

Dr Paul Chambers

Dr Paul Chambers

We have now fixed the programme for our CRES Day on April 23rd 2016 (10.00am to 4.00pm). These days are now opened up to a wider audience and are very pleased to welcome Dr Paul Chambers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to be our guest speaker. Paul will give two talks on “Climate change, Paris and the Global Response” and “Climate change from the perspective of Indonesia, a developing country”.
The themes explored will be highly relevant to those on the CRES course, but could be taken as a stand-alone day for all interested in the environment. Places are limited so book soon! For more details and booking go HERE. This event has a Facebook Event Page.

Dr Paul Chambers has worked for the UK government since 1997. He currently manages a renewable energy support programme, the Renewable Heat Incentive, in the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change. From 2012-2015 he worked in the British Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia as a climate and energy adviser. He has done a range of other roles in government focusing on energy and climate change including international climate change negotiations, energy efficiency and climate change communication.  He has a degree in natural science from Cambridge and a D.Phil in ecology from Oxford. He is one of the founders of community energy group SE24. He and his family live in south London and attend St Saviour’s Church in Herne Hill.