Examination Schools, Oxford, OX1 4BG
10:30am 7th January 2020
Recent reports have found significant gender inequality in the farming sector and that barriers are still faced by many in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as issues around ethnicity in the countryside. It is vital to create a dialogue that will make rural careers and communities more accessible to all.
We heard from people who have experienced exclusion by virtue of gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality, but also those who have come to feel excluded through the way the public discourse has changed. We reflected on what drives experiences of inclusion and polarisation in the countryside and in farming, and – most importantly – what we might do about it.