Community Sponsor Spotlight: @Rothamsted a world-leading, non-profit research centre focusing on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers & society worldwide

Sustainable St Albans Week 2018 couldn’t operate without the support of so many local organisations.  We thought we’d take this opportunity to focus on each of our sponsors, in the run up to the week.

Today’s spotlight falls on Rothamsted Research, one of our Community Sponsors.  This year sees Rothamsted Research celebrate its 175th anniversary and we are delighted that they are helping to support Sustainable St Albans Week.

history-optimisedRothamsted Research is the oldest continually operating agricultural research station in the world. Its foundation dates from 1843 when John Bennet Lawes the owner of the Rothamsted estate appointed Joseph Henry Gilbert, a chemist as his scientific collaborator.

Rothamsted scientists publish around 300 papers in international science journals each year, of which more than 70% are open access. We also make numerous data, software tools and other information widely available to the global scientific community and other stakeholders or beneficiaries of our work. Rothamsted Research has partnerships with numerous research institutions and universities in over 50 countries.

They take pride in their people and achievements. Their people are experts in their field and come from all areas of the globe. They provide a modern dynamic working environment and support systems to enable collaboration and development opportunities.

Rothamsted Research has a strong history of innovation through collaboration and now holds partnerships with numerous research institutions and universities in over 50 countries. The Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE) is a unique hub promoting collaboration and innovation by partnering with commercial agricultural technology businesses. Rothamsted Research is also a founding member of three UK agri-tech innovation centres that bring together a wide range of public and industry partners, namely Agrimetrics, the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock, and the Centre for Applied Crop Science.

environmental-management-system-optimisedThey are committed to creating a better environment, which is a key underpinning objective of their science. This commitment extends to the running of the institute, which is compliant with international environmental standard ISO 14001.


Sustainable St Albans Week runs from 21- 29 April 2018 with 100+ events. We would not happen without the support and enthusiasm of our wonderful sponsors.

This year we especially want to thank our Community Sponsors  who are   BRE TrustJust Energy Solutions  and Rothamsted Research.

We want to give a huge thank-you to all of our Gold Sponsors including AECOM engineering firm, Allsopp estate agents, Godfrey’s Green Energy, Independent Locker Solutions Ltd, JPA Furniture, Lussmanns, Lyndhurst Financial Management,  and Veolia environmental services.

This will be the third week to run in St Albans and starts with the Our Planet Our Future event at Rothamsted Research on Saturday 21st April.  Other activities throughout the week include a plastic pot amnesty at Aylett Nurseries, a trail of the independent shops in Harpenden, a women-only cycle ride, health walks, a showing of the film “A Plastic Ocean” at the Odyssey Cinema, and concludes with The Know How Festival on Sunday 29th April.  This is a day-long fun, family-friendly event with workshops to share skills and knowledge, music, short films and local food.

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