Autumn meeting, 14 November 2018
NFU President Minette Batters spoke to the Group about the current issues around Brexit negotiations with the EU over withdrawal, and what could happen next. She revealed the NFU’s new strategy which aims to deliver on a number of international Sustainable Development Goals.
Spring meeting with Matt Ridley, 5th Viscount of Ridley, Wednesday 14 March 2018
With BA and DPhil degrees from Oxford University, Matt Ridley worked for the Economist for nine years as science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor, before becoming a self-employed writer and businessman. He founded the Mind and Matter column in the Wall Street Journal and has been a weekly columnist for The Telegraph and The Times. He sits in the House of Lords as a Conservative and is a member of Science and Technology select committee.