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Lecture, Tue 11 Sep 2018, free entry

James Rebanks

James Rebanks

Learning to be a sustainable farmer


In the last five years, James Rebanks went from unknown rural shepherd to international phenomenon. Initially with his popular Twitter account - @herdyshepherd1 - and then with his critically acclaimed, and bestselling, memoir The Shepherd’s Life, he documented the unique pastoral farming system of the Lake District that has now contributed to the Lake District 2017 World Heritage Site status. James lives and works around Penrith in the Lake District, in the valleys and fells his family has farmed for more than 600 years. He was one of thirty people nominated in The Sunday Times 2018 Alternative Rich List: “In the frantic modern world, he is not only doing a deeply satisfying and meaningful job, which has been needed for generations, he is also campaigning to protect the land he loves and works on.”
James will be talking from a farmer's perspective on the ethics, responsibility and sustainability challenges that we all now face.

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Tue 11 Sep 2018 17:00 to 19:00
Percival Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria
17:30 - 19:00


Free entry

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Reception University of Cumbria

01539 430274


Faculty of Education, Arts & Business,
The Leadership Centre,
Charlotte Mason Building,
LA22 9BB

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