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History of Poultry Seminar

Friday 29 November 2019

Cost: £25

The events will explore the revolutionary changes in poultry husbandry from the poultry mania of the mid nineteenth century to the present day, including:

  • development and artistic representation of poultry breeds
  • commercialisation of turkey
  • goose rearing
  • impact of rats on egg production
  • importance of agricultural education in poultry husbandry.

Talks will feature past and present Museum of English Rural Life Fellows:
Dr James P. Bowen, Leeds Trinity University
Professor Karen Sayer, Leeds Trinity University
Professor John Martin, University of Leicester
Carrie de Silva, Harper Adams University

Opportunity will be provided to view displays of poultry related objects and books, tour the Museum of English Rural Life galleries and Harper Adams Campus.


Booking essential. For more details click the button below or email merlevents@reading.ac.uk


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