CRES

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 …

CRUC, CRES & JRI: Summer Field Day on Saturday 18th June 2011

The CRUC, CRES & JRI: Summer Field Day on Saturday 18th June 2011 An opportunity to visit the picturesque village of Hornton in North Oxfordshire, well known for stoneworkers, to have a guided tour round the village and learn something of its history. John Reader, the Anglican Priest responsible for the eight Churches in this benefice, will introduce “The challenges of being Rural Church in the Ironstone Benefice Today.” Then travel to Manor Farm Warmington …

CRES Field Trip, Summer 2012

Every year CRES/CRuC/JRI arrange a summer field trip in a different part of the country. This time we are very grateful to Revd. Tim Fox who has arranged this year’s field trip to Bentham in Lancashire on SATURDAY 7 JULY 2012 (10.30a.m.–3.30p.m.). On the day we will be visiting Growing With Grace at Clapham and Looking Well at High Bentham. For more details and a booking form for the day go HERE GROWING WITH GRACE Is …

CRES Open Day Report

Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) OPEN DAY This Open Day took place on Saturday 12th March 2011 at Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford, and over 20 people attended This included students, staff, former students and people interested in finding out about the course.  The day was intended to be an introduction to CRES. The programme was as follows: 10.00-10.30 Arrive and Coffee. 10.30-10.45 Welcome and Introduction to CRES (Dr. Martin Hodson) 10.45-11.45 Talk: Revd. Margot …

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 …