Brexit & The Uplands: 'Question Time' Panel - Rheged, Penrith

The Royal Geographical Society with IBG (North West) presents a panel discussion:


At a time of great political upheaval, the RGS NW asks: What does Brexit mean for the uplands?

Our precious uplands areas face challenges all the time, accentuated by the unique terrain that defines them. But they also possess remarkable assets which can provide the foundations for rural futures rich in potential: environmentally, socially, and economically. Upland areas are rich in natural resources, such as water and carbon stores, and are home to generations of hill farmers whose expertise is unrivalled. This is the landscape that produces some of the best quality food in the country, and is itself one of the most treasured natural environments in the world.

In a 'Question Time'-style debate - in which you, the audience, ask the questions - chaired by renowned uplands expert Dr Julia Aglionby (Foundation for Common Land; Uplands Alliance), the event will consider the challenges and opportunities facing uplands communities in light of the Brexit vote, and a future outside of the EU.

300pm Panel 'Question Time' chaired by Julia Aglionby

430pm Tea/coffee and networking

530pm Event ends

£5 per ticket


£5 available online here, free to RGS Members