NWR Chester Conference

Five of our members went off to the national conference in Chester last month. What a brilliant weekend it was! The theme of ‘Nature Versus Human Innovation’ had huge scope, which the talks and workshops covered very well.
The easy drive there and back was somewhat of a (lovely) surprise, and the Premier Inn accommodation was perfect for location and quality.
We learned about ‘
Mitochondrial donation‘ and innovation in farming methods, planning for an increasing population. Oh, and learned how to interpret ‘Horrible handwriting’ (mediaeval texts – interesting!), or enjoyed wine tasting.
On the Saturday evening the BBQ at Chester Racecourse was marvellous – so after the first glass of (more)wine we forgot it was expensive and had another. It was actually quite difficult finding the exit again….
Lovely company, interesting information and lovely weather, topped off by the 
Chester Midsummer Watch parade.
Think we may be going to next year’s conference – in Plymouth!