For those close to Bristol or passing through this Saturday (22nd August), the last of the Soil Culture events is on (and it's free!). The brunch is excellent and it is well worth a visit to look around the art and thoughts inspired by the connection we have with the soil in so many different ways.
Professor Brian Chambers, a former President and Fellow of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) and member of BSSS, worked tirelessly to apply science to the complex problems of soil, nutrient and manure management. With his outstanding technical knowledge and critical thinking, he was always prepared to push the boundaries and challenge convention but only when supported by ‘sound science’ – one of his favourite phrases.
BSSS Member Professor Jane Rickson was on BBC Radio 4's 'Inside Science' programme on 30 July talking about growing maize and its impact to soils.
You can hear Jane talking (scroll through to 22minutes and 53 seconds) about the research being done at Cranfield University as well as her support in the ongoing "Maize" row on the long running radio soap opera "The Archers".
Do you have an idea for a short film to report or inspire others on soils?
After an incredibly positive response from the London crowds, BSSS Member Dr Jack Hannam (Senior Research Fellow in Soil Science at Cranfield University) will be participating in the first ever Soapbox Science "Environment Science Special Event" at the Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester between 12 and 3pm on Tuesday 28th July 2015.
More details can be found here