CRES Events

Is there hope for the planet?

Saturday 18th April 2020- A day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Andy Lester  We are very pleased to welcome Andy Lester (A Rocha UK) as our guest speaker for a day looking at the current state of nature and the actions needed to bring about lasting hope for creation “Is there hope for the planet?” Places are limited and this is likely to be a popular day so book soon! More details and booking …

God’s Family and Other Animals

Saturday 16th November 2019- A day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Rev Dr Dave Bookless and Rev Mia Smith We are very pleased to welcome Rev Dr Dave Bookless (A Rocha International) as our guest speaker for a day looking at environmental theology and mission, and entitled “God’s Family and Other Animals”. We will also have Rev Mia Smith (Hertford College, Oxford) with us to launch her recent Grove Booklet “The Plant-based Diet: A …

Rewilding- A Christian Perspective

Saturday 27th April 2019- Rewilding- A Christian Perspective. A day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Rev Prof Andy Gosler, Dr John Bimson and Chris Naylor CRES and JRI will join together on 27th April 2019 to look at the topic of Rewilding. We are very pleased to welcome Rev Prof Andy Gosler (Oxford University), Dr John Bimson (formerly of Trinity College, Bristol) and Chris Naylor (A Rocha International) as our guest speakers. Andy and …

Can Business be Green? CRES Day 17th November 2018

Saturday 17th November 2018 – Can Business be Green? CRES Day at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Ian Brooks and Chet Henderson We have now fixed the programme for our CRES Day in November. We are very pleased to welcome Ian Brooks (University of the West of England) and Chet Henderson (Unilever) as our guest speakers. Ian will speak on “Green Business: Reality or Greenwash? The pressures on business to be dirty” in the morning, and …

Stewardship and the Anthropocene

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 (7th September) of the residential to day visitors as we have an excellent and very interesting programme. In the afternoon we will visit the Earth Trust to see how they manage their land in an environmentally sensitive way. In the evening we will hear from Rev. Tim Howles about …

CRES/JRI Field Trip: Somerset- a different county

 Somerset- a different county We are pleased to announce that CRES and JRI will be running a one day Field Trip to the Somerset Levels on Saturday 8th July 2017 (10.30am to 4.15pm). We will be visiting two contrasting farms, discussing agriculture on the Levels, thinking about environmental issues, and just generally enjoying the place. Many thanks to Dr Andrew Wright (JRI Director) and Rob Walrond (Diocese of Bath and Wells Rural Advisor) for arranging the …

Saving Planet Earth – a serious role for the Church?

CRES Day (Saturday 29th April 2017) at Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford  with Andy Atkins and Margot Hodson We have now fixed the programme for our CRES Day in April. We are very pleased to welcome Andy Atkins the Chief Executive of A Rocha UK, and former Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth, as our guest speaker. Andy will speak on the theme of “Saving Planet Earth – a serious role for the Church?” He will look …

Indigenous and grounded: investing in local people to rescue the planet

Saturday 12th November 2016- CRES Day at Ripon College Cuddesdon We have now fixed the programme for our CRES Day in November. These days are now opened up to a wider audience and we are very pleased to welcome Professor Sir Ghillean Prance and Andy Lester, Conservation Director for A Rocha UK, to be our guest speakers. The themes explored will be highly relevant to those on the CRES course, but could be taken as a …

Definitely Rural and Environmental

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 …