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4 Jun 2015

Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes Summer programme of events

Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is back with an exciting day of fun filled events.

Staff, students and the local community are invited to enjoy a range of free activities taking place on Wednesday 17 June.

This year’s project focuses on bees and moths and will kickstart with a visit to the bees and information about the University’s apiary from 3 – 5pm.

Wild and bee tea will be available from 3:30 – 6pm at Barefoot Orchard, opposite Pilkington Library.

Following this is an evening walk around the Fruit Route with artist and designer Anne-Marie Culhane, which begins at Barefoot Orchard.

Later at 9:30pm, Graham Finch from the Leicestershire Entomological Society, will host a talk about moths and then run a late moth trapping session also on the Fruit Route to end the evening.

The Fruit Routes Project provides an enriched habitat for people, plants, insects and animals, as well as a location for cultural activities and outdoor learning and is managed by the Sustainability Manager at Loughborough University Jo Shields, working with project founder artist Anne Marie-Culhane.

Jo Shields comments: “We are delighted to be able to offer a day of events on the Fruit Routes in the middle of summer. We have lots on offer and all are welcome.”

Anne-Marie added: “It is important to celebrate Fruit Routes in terms of its biodiversity value as well as a source of local food and cultural life. We hope lots of people will come along, see it with new eyes and enjoy taking part in this award winning sustainability project.”

*All events are free to attend. The bee visit/University apiary information tour will require booking via email.

To book or for more information please email or call 07849 073394.

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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