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Poultry Mania Past and Present at The MERL

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The Museum of English Rural Life

6 Redlands Road

Reading

RG1 5EX

United Kingdom

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ONE-DAY EVENTS EXPLORING CHANGE IN POULTRY HUSBANDRY

£25 (includes refreshments and lunch). Booking essential.

The events will explore the revolutionary changes in poultry husbandry from the poultry mania of the mid nineteenth century to the present day, including:

- development and artistic representation of poultry breeds,
- commercialisation of turkey and goose rearing,
- impact of rats on egg production,
- importance of agricultural education in poultry husbandry.

Talks will feature past and present Museum of English Rural Life Fellows:
Dr James P. Bowen, Leeds Trinity University
Professor Karen Sayer, Leeds Trinity University
Professor John Martin, University of Leicester and
Carrie de Silva, Harper Adams University.

Opportunity will be provided to view displays of poultry related objects and books, tour the Museum of English Rural Life galleries/ tour the Harper Adams campus.

Programme

10.00 Registration.

10.20 Carrie de Silva, Poultry pioneers

11.20 Refreshments

11.40 James P. Bowen, Poultry breeds in transition

12.40 Pop-up displays

13.00 Lunch.

13.50 Karen Sayer, Poultry undermined: rats, eggs and tunnels?

14.50 Refreshments

15.10 John Martin, The transformation of turkey and goose production in Britain.

16.10 Tour of The MERL / update on current poultry industry / short campus tour of Harper Adams University campus.

17.00 Conference closes.

Note: The event at Harper Adams University is scheduled to coincide with the National Poultry Show, International Centre Telford, 30 November-1 December 2019.

Deadline for booking is 20th November.

For more details visit https://merl.reading.ac.uk/whats-on/ or call 0118 378 8660.

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The Museum of English Rural Life

6 Redlands Road

Reading

RG1 5EX

United Kingdom

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