Conference brings the future of farming to the Exam Schools

Examination Schools

One of the UK’s leading forums for the agricultural industry returned to the Examination Schools in January, with speeches from HRH The Princess Royal and Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

The Oxford Farming Conference attracted more than 600 delegates from all over the industry, from farmers and government officials to scientists and representatives of big retailers and food companies. They discussed some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the UK, from the impact of Brexit to the potential of new technology to transform how we produce our food.

The Examination Schools is one of the venues within the Oxford University Event Venues portfolio, which is part of the Facilities Management team. The Exam Schools is a popular commercial events venue as well as serving its primary purpose as the location for students to sit their exams.

The first farming conference in Oxford took place in 1936, so the event has a long history as a vital forum where the industry’s future is shaped. To find out more about the Examination Schools, or any other Oxford University Event Venues, visit

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