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2016 John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecturer -- Rachel Garwood

The 57th John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecture will be presented at the Annual Convention by Rachel Garwood,  Director of the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT), Northampton, UK, at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 23, 2016.


The tentative title of her presentation is

"Leather Education - Preserving the Past...Protecting the Future."

Rachel Garwood joined the leather industry in 1989 as a lab technician at BLC, Leather Technology Centre in Northampton. During her time there she undertook several roles on an international level starting with problem solving for the tanners, management of EU research projects and progressing onto business development and finally technical support and training throughout the leather supply chain. Academically, BLC sponsored Rachel to study for a BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology followed by an MSc in Leather Technology. In 2008 Rachel joined The University of Northampton (UoN) as a Senior Lecturer within the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) before undertaking the role of Director in 2011. During her time at the UoN she has tailored education programmes to better suite industry needs together with extending outreach activities to cover the whole leather supply chain from live animal to bespoke end products “Hide to High street”.