Presidents Seminar & Awards Ceremony 2012
Tuesday 28th February,
Royal Over-Seas League, London
"Knowing more is not enough. Application is the pay day for research".
"We don't get a symmetrical reaction to risk. We are more frightened of what we may lose than we are inspired by what we may gain". Professor Sir John Marsh
"This is the best assessment of the agricultural food situation I have read by a very long way." Philip Bolam, commenting on Sir John Marsh's National Agricultural Lecture
|Hall of India at the Royal Over-Seas League|
100 guests joined RASE for a successful President’s Seminar & Awards Ceremony hosted by President Sir Mike Tomlinson. Professor Sir John Marsh, as National Agricultural Award Winner, gave a typically thought-provoking National Agricultural Lecture whilst RASE Research Medal Winners Professor Keith Edwards and Professor James Brown spoke about wheat breeding and wheat disease.
The President’s Seminar was financially supported by BBSRC and the British Society of Plant Breeders.
Further information about the Seminar & Awards can be found below.
"I thoroughly enjoyed meeting many inspirational people and I came away from the RASE event with a sense of pride at belonging to such a fundamental industry". Dr Matt Kerton, Wheat Breeder, DSV United Kingdom Ltd.
“The presentations were all fascinating and gave us all an insight into the future development of wheat”. John Godfrey, Chairman, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board.
|Professor David Leaver - RASE "Practice with Science" Chairman||Professor James Brown - John Innes Centre|
|Professor Keith Edwards - Winner RASE Research Medal 2011||Professor Sir John Marsh receiving the National Agricultural Award 2011|
For those who want greater detail the speakers’ presentations, together with a Press Release about the event, are shown below.
To view the press release, click here.
To view the programme, click here.
To view Sir John Marsh's Lecture, click here.
To view Sir John Marsh's presentation, click here.
To view Professor Keith Edward's presentation, click here.
To view Professor Keith Edward's talk, click here.
To view Dr Lydia Smith's presentation, click here.
To view Dr Paul Burrows presentation, click here.
To view Professor James Brown's presentation, click here.
There were a number of people who wished to ask questions of Sir John Marsh following his Lecture, but unfortunately time prevented these from being discussed on the day. We have included the questions, along with the relevant answers below.
Thank you for the question. It does not get easier to answer as I think about it at greater length. There are some fairly straightforward outcomes:-
“I just hope that people in China are asking themselves the same question now – not when things get out of hand”
I am aware that this does not answer the question in any adequate manner. I just hope that people in China are asking themselves the same question now – not when things get out of hand.
Professor Sir John Marsh