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South Downs Research Conference

Conference Cancelled

Due to conflicting organisational priorities we are unable to host the research conference in 2018. We will take this year to reflect on the conference to date and be back in 2019 with a bigger, better and more joined up conference!


About the conference

Designed to bring together researchers, students, practitioners and academics this conference showcases research across all disciplines in pursuit of the special qualities of the South Downs National Park.

Previous years have reflected the broad scope of research currently being undertaken across the South Downs from the effects of invasive species or the use of drones to monitor landscape change to the history of the South Downs post service. Presenters have come from a range of academic institutions as well as industry and government organisations.

If you have any questions regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact us at

Past Events

For more information on past events, including full abstract lists, explore the links below

Research Conference 2017
Research Conference 2016

Student Conference 2015
Student Conference 2014