Inspired by the RSA’s origin in an enlightenment coffeehouse over 250 years ago, our new Northern Coffeehouse series offers an interactive space to share ideas for social change.
Join us most Fridays for an informal lunchtime talk followed by a chance to discuss the topic of the day or anything else that is on your mind, in small breakout rooms. Starting at 1pm and finished by 1.45pm, you can enjoy your Friday lunch break with inspiring speakers and interesting colleagues.
On 11 March we’re joined by Helen Woodcock FRSA from Kindling Trust. Since 2007, they’ve been working with communities, farmers, health providers, activists and policymakers to challenge and subvert the industrial food system, a system which fuels the crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and economic inequity.
They establish and nurture initiatives and enterprises that tackle some of the most pressing issues in food and farming – at every level of this complex system. And their next step – buying a farm on the edge of Greater Manchester – will help them go further in building a food system that values the growers and producers of food, respects and restores the land and puts the health and well-being of communities centre stage.