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CRES Residential 2011

The Annual CRES residential was held on the 9th and 10th September 2011 at Ripon College Cuddesdon, nr. Oxford. It was a really good two days with a very varied programme. Four students gave presentations on their dissertations. Tim Fox was awarded a Diploma, and Martin Dominic and Nigel Hewish Certificates. Congratulations to all three! Kailean Khongsai passed his disertation, but is continuing with two more modules to complete his Certificate (special circumstances indicated that …

CRES Summer Field Trip 2011

For some years now, CRES has hosted annual summer field trips to which we extend invitations to all those from the JRI and CRuC communities. The field trips move around the country, and are organised by different people each year. John Reader and John Neal organised this trip (18th June 2011) to the rural area west of Banbury in Oxfordshire. We are often pleased to welcome back some of our former students, and this was …

Christian Rural Concern: Ahead of the Game

Rev John Whitehead and Dr Martin Hodson have recently written an article for “The Reader” magazine,  an official publication of the Church of England. Their article is entitled “Christian Rural Concern: Ahead of the Game”, and tells the story of Christian Rural Concern (CRuC) from its beginnings, has details of the latest CRuC research project, and a description of CRES. The whole Summer 2011 Edition (Vol 108 No 2) is well worth getting  as it …

CRES Open for 2011 Applications

  Although the CRES course starts and finishes in September each year the Spring and early Summer are the times when many people are looking for courses. CRES is now getting quite a few enquiries every week, and we recommend that students make their applications by mid-September as this allows us to find a local tutor and give instructions on the course before it really gets going! If you are interested probably the best place …

Four new CRES graduates for 2010

We are pleased to announce that four more students have now completed to CRES Certificate course. At the annual Residential at Ripon College Cuddesdon we awarded certificates to Chris Halliwell, Caroline Hewlett, Heather Poxon and Andrew Wilkinson. Unusually this year two students, Chris and Caroline, had such high marks that they were additionally granted distinctions. The photo shows l. to r. Caroline Hewlett, Heather Poxon and Chris Halliwell (inset Andrew Wilkinson). Congratulations to all four …

Summer Field Trip 2010

CRES, in association with JRI and CRuC, had this year’s summer field trip visiting Anthony and Sandra Herbert at Whetstone Fruit Farm in Leicestershire. Fourteen of us came from all over the country. After coffee on arrival we  went on a tour of the farm on a trailer pulled by a tractor.  We saw the agri-environmental schemes, the ponds, woods, a brook, and disused railway line. We viewed the ultra-modern cattle shed and then the …