Monthly Archives: January 2018

The rise of ChariTina – and why she will be the perfect Charity Commission chair

In last week’s No Tern Unstoned Column (which you can find here) I explored the double standards operating in the murky world of philanthrocapitalism. To boil it down for you, the article explores how charitable giving (through misogny-fests like the … Continue reading

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What they say….and what they do.

For the past 84 years, January, in the farming calendar, has seen the Great and the Good gather together for the Oxford Farming Conference. For the past 9 years, those Great and the Good have been challenged, heckled, and generally … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Soil Association response to 25 Year Environment Plan

A guest blog today from Laura MacKenzie, Head of Policy (farming and land-use) at the Soil Association.     Soil at heart of 25 year environment plan Last week, the Prime Minister gave her first major speech on the environment, … Continue reading

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First day of #ORFC18

Originally posted on thinkingcountry :
Around 800 people descended on Oxford Town Hall yesterday morning to attend the 9th Oxford Real Farming Conference. This is my third time attending the event, but it feels just as exciting and in many ways…

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