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Wed 20 June 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neonicotinoids and bees
Henley on Thames Hockey Club, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 4HE

Talk by Ben Woodcock to Cafe Scientifique in Henley, please register on the link.

Neonicotinoids are one of the most widely used pesticides in the world. However, their frequent use on flowering crops (such as oilseed rape) has raised concerns over risks to honeybees and wild bees, as the chemical is often found in the pollen and nectar of crops that they feed on. While many studies have identified negative effects on honeybees and wild bees, they have often been criticised for not reflecting what we see under normal agricultural conditions. Ben will discuss the findings of the largest study undertaken under ‘real world’ conditions to assess the effects  of neonicotinoids on bees and the implications of the use of these pesticides in the UK and Europe.

Ben Woodcock is from the Centre for  Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford.

Open from 7:30 - event from 8:00 until 10:00

Thu 28 June 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nature and People in our Urban Future
FREE Public Lecture - 28.06.18, 6pm - 7pm, Reading University London Road Campus RG1 5AQ.

FREE Public Lecture - 28.06.18, 6pm - 7pm, Reading University London Road Campus RG1 5AQ.
The School of the Built Environment (SBE) has invited Nature Nurture's Director, Natalie Ganpatsingh deliver a lecture on: 'Nature & People in our Urban Future'

The lectures are part of the Reading 2050 lecture series, which provide a platform to discuss how Reading should evolve into a smarter and more sustainable city by 2050 (

Admission to the lecture is free.

The SBE, Barton Wilmore and Reading UK, established the Reading 2050 group in 2013. The Reading 2050 lecture series is structured around three themes, which underpin the Reading 2050 vision:

*Place and Environment
*People and Lifestyle
*Economy and Employment