Welcome to the NRN blog
The Northern Rural Network (NRN) is hub for practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, academics and anyone else interested in rural development. The network extends across northern England and has over 1,000 members. We aim to stimulate debate within the region and raise the profile of rural areas locally and nationally.
Founded by Newcastle University in 2000 the Network has grown to be an exemplar of University engagement in regional development. NRN is based in the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University. CRE carries out applied research on rural development and food.
The Network is led by Dr Paul Cowie, Faculty Research Fellow in the Centre for Rural Economy.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NRN blog team
Evaluation of Northern Rural Network
2018 Evaluation of NRN