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Celebrating 70 years of research on vegetables at Wellesbourne

This year marks 70 years of research on vegetables and other crops at the Wellesbourne Campus.

To celebrate this occasion we are holding an event on 18th December 2019, 11 am to 3.30 pm in the Conference Centre at the Wellesbourne Campus, CV35 9EF. If you'd like to join us please register below.

The outline programme is as follows:

10.30 -11.00

Arrival and coffee



Professor Lorenzo Frigerio, Head of the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

Welcome and introduction to the day


Professor Rosemary Collier, Warwick Crop Centre, School of Life Sciences

Brief history of NVRS, IHR, HRI and University of Warwick (Warwick Crop Centre, School of Life Sciences) at the Wellesbourne Campus


Key note speaker – Professor Tim Lang, City University

The importance of vegetables in the UK!


Dr Graham Teakle, Dr Guy Barker, Dr Charlotte Allender – School of Life Sciences and UK vegetable Gene Bank, University of Warwick

Sue Kennedy and colleague - Elsoms Seeds

Vegetable genetics and breeding – past, present and future.



Lunch and networking.

Professor Eric Holub - British haricot bean tasting


Professor Ian Burns

Professor Bill Finch-Savage

Professor John Walsh

Dr John Clarkson

Dr Dave Chandler

Professor Rosemary Collier -

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

Reflections on vegetable research – past, present and future


Professor Ian Crute

Summing up and depart

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