Northern Soil Network

Northern Soil Network

The Northern Soils Network (NSN) originally comprised two Northern Regional Soil Discussion Groups (East and West) but combined forces in recent years to improve the group offering.

Group Chair: Dr Jenny Jones

Deputy Chair: Dr Eleanor Reed

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Soapbox Science 2015

Soapbox Science is an annual public science communication event that transforms public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate. The event follows the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists.

World Soil Day 5 Dec - help needed for Manchester school

Hello all

NSN needs your help. Can anyone in the Manchester area help visit the William Hulme’s Grammar School on 5th December to discuss soil with pupils and plant a tree as part of the celebrations for the International Year of Soils.

Please respond direct to or to Peter Shanahan (, 07949971984).


Lancaste rUniversity vacancy Senior Research Associate in Plant-Soil-Nutrient Interactions

Senior Research Associate in Plant-Soil-Nutrient Interactions
Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary: £32,277 to £37,394
Closing Date: Thursday 13 November 2014
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: A1089
Applications are invited for a NERC-funded post-doctoral position, tenable for three years, to investigate the development of a suite of novel land conditioners and plant fertilizers from the waste streams of biomass energy generation.

World Soil Day 5th Dec call for help

Hi all

5th December is world soils day!

To mark this, the BSSS will be going to schools across the country to plant a tree and to highlight soil science.

Can you please email me the name and address of a school in your county that would be a contender for this activity in the north of England. Deadline for passing this to BSSS HQ is 17 Oct, so not long!

I will also need help with this, so lots of volunteers welcome!

Early Careers Researcher Conference

The 2015 Early Career researchers’ (ECR) conference will be held at the University of York on the 7th and 8th of April.

Running since 1986, this conference brings together vibrant PhD students in the area of soil science.

An important aim of the ECR conference is to provide a platform for early career researchers to present their work and network with their peers and colleagues. This conference is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for students to showcase, discuss and disseminate their work in a formal setting.