Tales from the River Bank

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New for 2021, Tales from the River Bank is a series of online talks which will take place throughout the year. Subjects so far range from medieval bridges of the Ribble Valley to atmospheric nitrogen pollution, with all speakers having in depth experience and comprehensive knowledge on their subjects.

Each talk lasts approximately 45-60 minutes, with time afterwards for questions, and discussions.

Tickets must be pre-booked through Ticket Tailor, and all talks take place on Zoom. Attendance costs just £3.00, and is completely free for supporters or members of Ribble Rivers Trust, to find our more about becoming a supporter please click here.

Climate change, ocean currents and Ribble streamflow, 11th March- Join Ribble Rivers Trust and Dr David Thornalley as he explains the science of climate change and explore how inconsistent the circulation of the modern North Atlantic has become, with specific references to changes in the NE Atlantic which are affecting fish species.


Medieval bridges of the Ribble Valley, 25th March- Join Ribble Rivers Trust and Chris Hudson of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as he provides an insight into the forensic approach taken to date masonry arch bridges and is underpinned by some interesting facts relating to local history, the development of the highway infrastructure and the principles of stone arch bridges.______________________________

Atmospheric nitrogen pollution, 8th April- Join Ribble Rivers Trust and Prof. Carly Stevens as she explains the role of Nitrogen in our ecosystems, how and why human activity is causing problems – using atmospheric Nitrogen as a case study – and what we can do to reduce and perhaps reverse these effects.