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Sir Robert Rede's Lecture

The Rede Lecture is the University of Cambridge's oldest and most prestigious special appointment and was founded by the Chief Justice to Henry VII and Henry VIII, Sir Robert Rede.

Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, of Newnham College, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will speak on Reasons for Hope, at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick site, this lecture will be a Sir Robert Rede’s Lecture. It will be open to members of the University community (staff, students and alumni) and others who are interested, but those wishing to attend are asked to register at

Dr Goodall is also due to be admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa at the Congregation on Wednesday 19 June, see:




Long Meadows are two fields adjoining the Bin Brook, very close to Coton village, that are owned by Cambridge Past Present and Future.  The meadows are wonderfully located - a peaceful spot away from the motorway, sandwiched between a stream and woodland. However, they are being invaded by scrub and we are concerned that they are losing their ecological diversity. The meadows are not open to the public but there is interest from the local school and community to be able to use them in future.

In order to protect and improve the biodiversity of these meadows, we need to understand what species are currently found there. This will inform our future plans for the meadows and help us to secure the grant funding we will need for this work.

This is where Bioblitz comes in!   Are you reasonably knowledgeable about a particular group of organisms (e.g. plants, spiders, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, ants, lizards etc)? 

Could you join us on 8th and/or 9th June to help us identify species in Long Meadows?  Wonderful - please fill in a google form to let us know.

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