Royal Agricultural Society of England

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Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) bookplate.

The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) promotes the scientific development of agriculture. It was established in the United Kingdom in 1838 with the motto "Practice with Science" and received its Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1840.[1]

RASE is based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.


From its early days the society has held regular exhibitions around the country (called the Royal Show). The show was held in Stoneleigh Park (previously known as the National Agricultural Centre or NAC) near Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, England. An early venue for the show was at Park Royal, in northwest London.

The last Royal Show took place in 2009. Since then, the Society has concentrated on transfer of scientific knowledge to agricultural practitioners.


The society makes a number of regular awards.[2]

Bledisloe Gold Medal

The Bledisloe Gold Medal for Landowners, instituted in 1958 by Viscount Bledisloe, is awarded to a landowner who has shown outstanding achievement in the successful land management and development of an English agricultural estate.

Some Recipients:

National Agricultural Award

The National Agricultural Award, originally established in 1964 as the Massey Ferguson National Agricultural Award and adopted by the society in 1999, is presented to recognise outstanding contributions to the advancement of agriculture in the United Kingdom.

Research Medal for Research Work of Benefit to Agriculture

Introduced in 1954, the medal recognises research work of outstanding merit, carried out in the United Kingdom of benefit to agriculture. The award is offered annually to people engaged in active research and is accompanied by a prize of 300 guineas.

Technology Award

Thi Technology Award recognises those groups who, working in a commercial environment, have applied scientific advance into technology through the development of a product or process. The medal is accompanied by a prize of 300 guineas.


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  2. ^ "Awards". RASE. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
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  8. ^ "The Estate". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
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  10. ^ "Anthony Barbour Obituary". Daily Telgraph. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Honorary Fellowships of the FRAU". RAU, Cirencester. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bledisloe and Elveden – 50 Years On". Open Fields. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 


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