Summer Field Trip 2010

CRES, in association with JRI and CRuC, had this year’s summer field trip visiting Anthony and Sandra Herbert at Whetstone Fruit Farm in Leicestershire. Fourteen of us came from all over the country. After coffee on arrival we  went on a tour of the farm on a trailer pulled by a tractor.  We saw the agri-environmental schemes, the ponds, woods, a brook, and disused railway line. We viewed the ultra-modern cattle shed and then the …

New CRES module in Rural and Environmental Theology

As part of our continuing programme of updating the CRES Certificate course we are pleased to announce that we now have a new module available in Rural and Environmental Theology. This was written by John Whitehead and Lizzie Rushton, and we are grateful to them both. The module will be available immediately to the current first year students as an option, and will become part of our new theological core for students entering the course …

CRES Steering Group- April 2010

How does CRES run? Every six months we hold a Steering Group meeting somewhere in the UK (currently Warmington, nr. Banbury or Haddenham, Bucks). This time five of us met at John Neal’s farm at Warmington (we had two apologies) on April 19th 2010. The meeting takes a good four hours to cover what is always a fairly packed agenda. On the agenda we have fairly standard items like student progress, student admissions, publicity, a …

CRES Day at Cuddesdon, February, 2010

20th February 2010- CRES day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon Every few months the CRES course meets at Ripon College Cuddesdon. Although we are a distance learning course we do like to get together. It means students and tutors can meet each other and we can update on things that have been happening. We always try to get at least one visiting speaker, with talks ranging across the range of rural and environmental issues and …