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Rural Visions Events Autumn 2019

9th October:      Nestor Vercher, “Rural Social Innovation; examples from Spain & Scotland”

12.00; ATB0107              Nestor is a Visiting PhD researcher from the University of Valencia

This seminar will provide Nestor the change to introduce himself and his doctoral research which focuses on social innovation.  In particular, his research examines social capital creation through community-based rural projects in Ibiza & Formentera, the rural regions around Seville and Aberdeenshire.  He is staying in Lincoln as a visitor of the School of geography and Rural Visions until December and he is keen to find out some more examples of rural social innovation here in the England and to meet new people during his stay.


28th October:     Professor Dirk Strijker Visiting

Dirk is making a short visit and we will have coffee in the Pier Café 10.30-11.30am.  Dirk has recently taken semi-retirement but continues as an active researcher in rural development, farming and rural societies.  Prof. Sam Hillyard, Gary Bosworth and Dirk are working on a book proposal “Research methods for rural studies” with opportunities for chapter contributions so please feel free to drop in and introduce yourself.


6th November:       Dr Gary Bosworth, “Social and Spatial Rural Mobilities” 

13.00; BH0101          Part of the School of Social and Political Sciences Seminar series

In this seminar, Gary will present a conference paper that he is taking to the Regional Studies Winter Conference which attempts to combine recent work on rural transport with his previous research into counterurbanisation.  This will explore the hypothesis that personal mobility and population-level mobility into and out of rural regions are linked to recent evidence suggesting that social mobility remains weak in many rural parts of England.


10th December:    Fiona Ashmore and Liz Price, “Connecting Remote Rural Communities”

12.00; Tbc         Reporting findings from their Interreg project “CORA”


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29th Jan. 2020: Regional Impacts of Climate Change: Comparing Urban & Rural Examples

Andrew Kythreotis, Martin Phillips (Uni. Leicester) Candice Haworth (LSE) & Peter Somerville

A Regional Studies Association East Midlands Branch event to be hosted by Rural Visions

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MB0603 &

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