SWINDON farmer and restaurateur Helen Browning will be in conversation with Jonathan Dimbleby later this month.

The Royal Agricultural University's annual Bledisloe Lecture goes online this year and features the Soil Association chief executive talking to the TV journalist about climate change, regenerative agriculture, and the impact of diet on human health and wellbeing.

Students will then be able to ask questions of Helen in Question Time format, chaired by Jonathan.

The Cirencester university’s vice-chancellor Jo Price said: “Covid-19 has meant we have had to re-think our 175th anniversary events, which included the high-profile annual Bledisloe Lecture.

“While we are sorry not to welcome Helen and Jonathan to campus in person, I am delighted they have agreed to participate. The advantage of taking this event online is that we are now able to share it with the widest possible audience. I hope many will join and be able to participate in an enlightening discussion and critically important topics.”

Free tickets for the event, which starts at 6pm on Wednesday, November 25, are available at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bledisloe-online-lecture-tickets-126147220733