Maitland lecture 2022

Author: Dr Alastair Leake

Date published

29 July 2022

Price
Free
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Maitland lecture 2022

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Dr Alastair Leake

Date published

29 July 2022

Author

Dr Alastair Leake

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Free

The prestigious Maitland lecture returned in 2022 focusing on the topic of agriculture production and biodiversity.

The Maitland lecture is an opportunity to hear a fascinating presentation on a cutting-edge topic that provides a different viewpoint and perspective on issues that are high on a structural engineer’s agenda.

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker was Dr Alastair Leake, Head of the Allerton Project, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Dr Leake spoke about his work in agriculture developing holistic approaches to production that maximise yields and biodiversity whilst minimising environmental impacts.
 

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Dr Alastair Leake is head of GWCT’s 300 ha Allerton Research and Demonstration farm in Leicestershire, where intensive farming and exceptional levels of biodiversity co-exist. The LEAF Innovation farm is involved in several high profile & innovative research projects focusing on Conservation Agriculture and sustainable soil management. 

Alastair is actively involved in shaping Defra’s Environmental Land Management scheme. He also runs a popular All-Party Parliamentary discussion Group in Westminster. He is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society and the Institute of Agricultural Management. 

Alastair has served as a Board Member of a range of organisations and oversaw the construction of an ecologically built visitor and training centre, winning Sustainable Building of the Year Award.  
 

Maitland lecture 2022

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Format:
Video
Video Length:
01:12:55
Publisher:
IStructE

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Structures Research & Innovation Sustainability & Environment Climate change Video IStructE London HQ

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