NRI, together with other colleagues from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, will be participating in a number of fascinating, fun, fact-filled and feisty events this May! Mark your calendar and invite your families to join in the fun.
From fun with plants, we shift to a festival with a food focus: the Chatham Maritime Food & Drink Festival, running from 23–25th May, on the riverside at Chatham Maritime. This event aims to celebrate the area’s maritime heritage with a wide range of locally produced foods, international gastronomic delights, music, and more foodie-related exhibits. The University of Greenwich, one of the event’s main sponsors, will participate with a stand dedicated to our food work, involving NRI and other colleagues from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Canterbury Christchurch University’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, and the Medway School of Pharmacy. A variety of food-related demonstrations and interactive sessions will be available throughout the festival at the University stand. Come for insights and info on our food-related courses, especially our MSc in Food Innovation, MSc in Food Safety and Quality Management, and the brand new e-learning programme on Food Safety and Quality Management to be offered in 2016.
Here be dragons! Well, actually – dragon boats. For the uninitiated, a dragon boat is a 30–40 foot long, elaborately decorated, wooden Chinese war canoe with a dragon’s head and tail. On Sunday 24th May, you have the chance to witness a fleet of such vessels fighting to claim glory in the 2015 Medway Dragon Boat Challenge in Basin 2, Chatham Maritime as part of the Food & Drink Festival. Assorted teams of vagabonds, pirates and mutineers from the University of Greenwich will be battling it out this year, including NRI’s very own ‘Never Rowed In a Boat’ team who are raising money for Medway Rotary Club, supporting many local and national charities and especially this year’s main charity ‘Children’s Hospice Holidays’. Show your support for this event by cheering on the day, and donating, using this link: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/neverrowedinaboatteam2015