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 exemplar of University engagement in regional development.

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Recent Posts

At the beginning of the digital age, much hope was placed on the ability of new technology to level the playing field between urban and rural areas.

January 24th, 2019 no comments

Rural areas would benefit from greater devolved decision making and a single, co-ordinated voice to avoid long-term issues being made worse by Brexit. Academics at Newcastle University, the University of Cumbria and Northumbria University looked at the implications of Brexit…

January 23rd, 2019 no comments

The Centre for Rural Economy is proud to host the Northern Rural Network.  CRE is an applied research centre with over 21 years experience of researching rural economies and communities.

October 25th, 2018 no comments

Upcoming Events

Date: 6th March 2019 – 17:30 – 19:00

Venue Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Newcastle University
This seminar, from Dr Carmen Hubbard, will focus on the potential economic effects on UK agriculture post-Brexit, at both sector and farm level, based on modelling of selected trade and domestic policy scenarios.

January 24th, 2019 no comments

Date: 27th February 2019 – 17:30 to 19:00

Venue: Clement Stephenson Lecture Theater, Agriculture Building, Newcastle University

n this talk, Mark Reed will talk about his work to develop new ways of paying for nature conservation by leveraging funding from the private sector, to meet the scale of environmental challenges that the world currently faces.

January 27th, 2019 no comments

Date: 27th March 2019 – 10:00 to 16:30 Venue: Room G.003 Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University The 3rd in a series of workshops jointly organised by the Centre for Rural Economy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the…

January 29th, 2019 no comments