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 Manoj Menon
Deputy Chair: Dr Eleanor Reed
Some of you will know that I have agreed to take over the role of Chair of the NSN from Peter Shanahan. I'm passionate about soil having taught and researched it for 30+ years. So, I accept the role with delight, but with a smidgen of trepidation. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for the excellent work that he has done for the NSN. I hope that I can do as well as he did.
It was a very good council meeting in Edinburgh on 24th March.
The following are things for NSN members to consider:
- If you have any events planned for IYS2015 please get in touch.
- BSSS merchandising is available from Cranfield, including pens, leaflets and golf tees!
- BSSS is looking to become more involved in policy and would like to know of who (and how) to contact members of parliament and the House of Lords.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant opportunity at the University of York.
46 month fixed term contract from 1st November 2015
If you have any news for the northern region please let me know so it go in the Spring Auger (deadline 30th April).
Hi NSN members
Ian Beecher-Jones of the Soil & Water Management Centre is after a speaker on soil biology for an event with Harper Adams and Catchment Sensitive Farming.
The venue is the CONKERS Visitor Centre, Rawdon Rd, Moira, DE12 6DQ.
Time 10 am to 2 pm.
If anyone can help please contact Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A quick reminder to register for the Early Career Researcher's conference in York 7-8 April. An excellent opportunity to network and discover the latest research happening around the country. A great opportunity for PhD students to practice public speaking among friends!
Abstracts close 2 Feb!
See you there!
Free Event at Newcastle University to celebrate World Soils Day.
Keynote speaker is Stephen Nortcliff, Emeritus Professor of Soil Science, University of Reading.
NSN needs your help. Can anyone in the Manchester area help visit the William Hulme’s Grammar School http://www.whgs-academy.org/ on 5th December to discuss soil with pupils and plant a tree as part of the celebrations for the International Year of Soils.