Public Engagement 2017

10 Apr 2018

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Stoneleigh Agricultural Show 

The Outreach team’s only public engagement in 2017 was to the Stoneleigh Agricultural show where we worked with the Life Science team from Warwick University. An enthusiastic and mixed aged audience passed through the tent keeping us busy giving visitors the opportunity to get up close & personal with diseases of cereals and vegetable crops and hearing what it was like to study for a PhD and discuss issues around Food Security. Our thanks go to Kathryn Hales and Steph Kancy from Warwick University for giving up their Saturday to support the Society.

Cambridge Science Festival Plant and Life Sciences Marquee

Over 1500 people visited the Cambridge Science Festival Plant and Life Sciences Marquee on Saturday 18 March 2017.

The BSPP was represented at two stands.

Anna Gordon and her colleagues from the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB-Cambridge) presented 'Tailor-made crops for tomorrow'. NIAB's display was supported by a grant from the BSPP Plant Pathology Promotion Fund (top)

Meanwhile, the Cambridge University Plant Virology Group presented 'Going Viral', showing how insects spread viral diseases (bottom)