Welcome to Northern Rural Network

The Northern Rural Network (NRN) is an established learning network extending across northern England. It has over 1,300 members. 

Founded by Newcastle University in 2000 the Network has grown to be an examplar of University engagement in regional develpment.  Every year there are a series of events on issues that are topical to both practitioners and researchers.  These events link academic research with the latest developments in policy and practice. 

The Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University carries out applied research on rural development and food. 

The Network is led by the Director of the Centre for Rural Economy, Guy Garrod.  He is supported by the Network Administrator, Nikki Parker.                 


Would you like to join the network?

Membership of the Northern Rural Network is free of charge and open to all. If you would like to join, and receive information by e-mail about the Network's activities, please send your name, e-mail address and contact details to: Northrn@ncl.ac.uk


Invitation to Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor or co-host a Northern Rural Network seminar, workshop or other activity, please contact: Guy Garrod:  Guy.Garrod@ncl.ac.uk


To find out more about NRN and for links to documents relating to our work, please go to the About page.


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