Our May dinner is on Wednesday 22nd May at the University of Bristol in the centre of Bristol from 6.30pm.
It is a 'bring your own' event so please bring food and/or drink to share and any necessary cutlery and crockery.
Our speaker will be Bristol GGD attendee, Melanie Bennet from the British Biochar Foundation. Biochar is a blanket term for charcoal when it is used for particular purposes, especially as a soil amendment.
Melanie is a passionate environmental advocate from an Ecological background with a particular interest in agriculture and the environment. During her undergraduate and postgraduate years at the University of East Anglia, she participated in numerous science communication events, delivering education in the community, as well as working in alternative agriculture and allotment provision.
As one of the Directors of the British Biochar Foundation, she will be giving a talk on biochar; its history, its relevance to climate change today and how we can all use a simple, ecological technology to make a marked improvement on the natural environment and our communities.
Note about the location: Please enter Queens Building from the main entrance on University Walk. The Andrew Robertson Room (ARR) 0.35 is on the ground floor. Walk through the double doors in front of you (to the left of the soft chairs), walk along the corridor towards the library and turn right. The room is the first on your left. If you are arriving late (after 8pm) we will have moved to the Pugsley Lecture Theatre foyer (first floor) which is directly above the main entrance. This is where we will eat and drink.