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Jules Pretty

JULES PRETTY obe, frsb, frsa

Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment & Society and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex.  His sole-authored books include The East Country (2017), The Edge of Extinction (2014), This Luminous Coast (2011, 2014), The Earth Only Endures (2007), Agri-Culture (2002) and Regenerating Agriculture (1995).

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Arts, former Deputy-Chair of the government’s Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment, and has served on advisory committees for BBSRC and the Royal Society. He was presenter of the 1999 BBC Radio 4 series Ploughing Eden, a contributor and writer for the 2001 BBC TV Correspondent programme The Magic Bean, and a panellist in 2007 for Radio 4’s The Moral Maze. He received a 1997 award from the Indian Ecological Society, was appointed A D White Professor-at-Large by Cornell University from 2001, and is Chief & Founding Editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.

He received an OBE in 2006 for services to sustainable agriculture, an honorary degree from Ohio State University in 2009, and the British Science Association Presidential Medal (Agriculture and Food) in 2015. This Luminous Coast was winner of New Angle Prize for Literature in 2013.

Courses by this Tutor
  • 9 September 2018
    9.45 for 10.00 - 4.00
    £90, "The East Country", plus home-made lunch etc.

    The focus of this course is to learn all the latest on nature and its impact on our health. Award-winning author, Jules Pretty, will lead the day, drawing on evidence he and colleagues have developed at the University of Essex. Green exercise is now well-established; green mind theory is the...