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Fairtrade Fortnight: 24 February to 8 March

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Fairtrade Fortnight is a series of events held between 24 February and 8 March, on campus and the surrounding area.

If you are a food-lover, don’t miss Shrove Tuesday pancakes and chocolate tasting on and around campus, a vegan Thali takeover or coffee tasting at the Global Café. If arts and craft are more your thing, there are a number of exhibitions and stalls to pick up groceries and unusual gifts.

Key events include:


  • Fairtrade Public Lecture’ John Steele, CEO of CafeDirect, on 4 March at 18:15. Free to attend but booking is required.
  • Three Wise Women – A Palestinian Celebration’ to celebrate International Women’s Day on 6 March at 19:30
  • Climate Emergency – Financing the Transition to Sustainability by economist John Christensen, on 11 March at 19:30.


Full details of all the events happening as part Fairtrade Fortnight can be found here.

The Chaplaincy can supply a range of Fairtrade products to colleagues, if you are interested in finding out more placing and order, please contact them here.

Fair trade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow and make the things we love to buy – including chocolate, jewellery, clothes and homeware. Fair trade aims to improve the lives of the producers and provides a way for consumers to show their commitment to a fairer world, and enables producers to satisfy their basic needs. We are a Fair Trade University and work with the town of Reading to support fair trade organise Fair Trade Fortnight.


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