For some time now the CRES web site has been looking a little tired. Fortunately for us John McKeown, the JRI webmaster has designed us a nice new site. We are still getting used to the site and it is not yet perfect, but it is a lot better. Thanks very much John!
We are pleased to announce that the new external examiner for CRES will be Rev Dr Shaun Henson, Chaplain of St Hugh’s College, Oxford. We look forward to working with Shaun over the next three years.
CRES recruited eight new students over the summer of 2009, including one to the final year, one to the Diploma, and our first student from the Netherlands. This is almost a record. We hope the new students soon get going and feel at home on the course.
On Saturday 12th September 2009, another four students on Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) graduated at Ripon College Cuddesdon, nr. Oxford. Simon Brown, Hazel Byford and Alison Hudson all gained Certificates, and Jean Lorimer had a Diploma. Congratulations to all four! This brings the total CRES graduates to 17 since the course started.
The Annual CRES Residential took place this year at Offa House, Offchurch, nr. Leamington Spa on 15th /16th September 2006. The meeting began on the first day with the AGM of Christian Rural Concern (CRuC), followed by lunch. The four 1st year students then gave short talks on the modules they had taken in the past year. After tea we discussed a whole range of issues concerning the future development of the course. Before dinner …