Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture 2017

01 November 2017

It was announced today, that Dr Margaret Mangheni, Associate Professor of Agricultural Extension Education at Makerere University, in Uganda, will feature as guest speaker at the 12th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture, Wednesday 8th November 2017, in a lecture entitled "Climate Smart tropical agriculture: integrating women, youth, and the digital revolution".

Margaret will focus on tackling issues surrounding Climate Smart tropical agriculture, and how we can integrate women, youth and the digital revolution into this. She has more than 10 years of practical experience supporting integration of gender into higher education, having successfully spearheaded the integration of gender into the agriculture curriculum at the Makerere University. Margaret is also a member of the international advisory committee of a USAID-funded project on integrating gender and nutrition into agricultural extension and advisory services, and has won gender-focused research grants, and published in the area of gender and agriculture.

The event will be held in the John Madejski Lecture Theatre, in the Agriculture Building, Earley Gate, University of Reading, starting at 17:30. Dr Margaret Mangheni's presentation represents this year's Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture, which is co-hosted annually by the Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA) and Reading University, School of Agriculture.

The evenings programme is as follows:
Chair - Dr Andrew Bennett CMG, President, TAA

  • 17:30 - 18:30 - Assemble and Networking
  • 18:30 - 18:40 - Welcome - Professor Julian Park, Head of School
  • 18:40 - 19:40 -- The Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture - Margaret Mangheni
  • 19:40 - 21:00 - Wine and finger buffet

To reserve your seat, please email: Mollie Smith, or call her on: 01183784549

Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture:
The Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture is an annual event in memory of Hugh Bunting who inspired and challenged many generations of his students, many of whom went on to fill influential positions around the world.

Hugh was a Professor of Agricultural Botany at the University of Reading from 1956 to 1982, and the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture and Food. He played a leading role in developing the University's competence and reputation in tropical agriculture. He held the first and only Chair of Agricultural Development Overseas at Reading, funded by the British Aid Programme, and was largely responsible for the drafting of the first constitution and for the registration of the TAA as a UK charity.

He always encouraged individual to learn the lessons of the past but to look forward, so the overall theme of the memorial lectures is 'agricultural futures'.

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