Broadcaster and author Anna Jones to speak at CLA London Branch

The Nuffield Farming Scholar and farmer’s daughter will be the guest at May's event
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Anna Jones' first book 'Divide: The relationship crisis between town and country' was published in 2022

We are delighted to invite you to the next CLA London Branch evening, featuring guest speaker Anna Jones.

It will be held on Wednesday, 17 May from 6pm to 8.30pm, kindly hosted by Savills at 33 Margaret Street, London, W1G 0JD.

We will have a presentation from Anna Jones, a rural affairs journalist, author, broadcaster and television producer. She is also a Nuffield Farming Scholar and a farmer’s daughter from the Welsh Borders.

Anna works as a freelance producer/director on programmes including Countryfile and Matt Baker’s Farm of a Lifetime. She is a familiar voice on Radio 4’s Farming Today and On Your Farm and has reported on agricultural issues for BBC News and the World Service.

Anna’s career took an unexpected turn after doing a Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2016/17, which looked at how the media portrays farming and country life to the public. She travelled the world and discovered a deep disconnect between the metropolitan mainstream media and a distrustful and defensive farming industry. It made Anna determined to motivate farmers to step up and share their stories.

She left a staff job at the BBC in 2018 to set up her communications project Just Farmers, aimed at connecting journalists and programme makers with independent, authentic voices at the grassroots of farming. Anna’s mission to improve the national conversation around rural issues, agriculture and the environment inspired her first book 'Divide: The relationship crisis between town and country', published in 2022.

The running order

6pm - Registration.

6.30pm - Welcome by CLA Vice President Gavin Lane.

6.35pm - Talk and Q&A with Anna Jones.

7.10pm - Drinks reception.

8.30pm - Finish.

The event is free to attend for London Branch members, but to secure your place please click the register here button below.

Book here.