"Transitions from shallow to deep approaches to environmental responsibilities:
- a social ecology perspective"

According to Professor Hill, Social Ecology provides a holistic framework that emphasises the interrelationships between the personal, social, environmental and ‘spiritual’ domains for understanding our past and present, and for collaborating with others in visioning and implementing an improved future. 

‘Social Ecology asks us to clarify our values and act in accordance with them, while taking into account what is needed for the healthy functioning of our local community, the people of the world and future generations, and the natural environment and its inhabitants.’

Location: Frank Parkinson Room, Agriculture Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, RG6 7BE

Date:      Monday 29 September 2008 - 12:00- 13:00

RSVP:     Dr David Pearson, School of Agriculture email  or 0118 378 8470

Professor Stuart Hill is currently Foundation Chair of Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney.  Previously he was a Professor in Agriculture (teaching 'ecological agriculture, ecological soil management, and ecological pest control') at McGill University in Canada, where, in 1974, he set up the first institute and program on ecological agriculture in a university.   Professor Hill has worked in agricultural and development projects throughout the world as well as publishing over 350 papers and reports. 

This will be the first time he has been in Reading since graduating with a PhD in 1969.