By attending a Vertue event, you’re not only investing in your own personal growth – you’re demonstrating your passion for preserving our planet (and everything in it). You’re dedicating yourself to a greater cause by building on your knowledge and sharing your insights with likeminded women who also have the power to make a difference.
Browse our past and upcoming events below and contact us to book your place.
How do you protect a living river like the Thames from all the sewage and rubbish generated by millions of Londoners? Former DEFRA lawyer, Rosie Oliver, will reflect on her experience at DEFRA working on the new super sewer designed to deal with massive sewage overflows. From grass roots environmental activism to high-level legal and political pressure, she will shed light on what it takes to drive through an enormous environmental infrastructure project. And she will draw on the story behind the Victorian sewer system that London currently relies on.
Rosie is an environmental lawyer turned audio producer and London guide. She worked for many years in the UK Government Legal Department where she specialised in implementing ambitious legislation to reduce water pollution and enhance the quality of our rivers, lakes and seas. These days, she applies her passion for the environment to the walks that she leads as founder of Dotmaker Tours which explore topics like waste management and noise control.
I farm in partnership with my father in North Herefordshire growing organic cereals, vegetables and fattening beef cattle and we are also enrolled in the Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme which entails adjusting practices to encourage greater biodiversity. We have been organic for 20 years now and all branches of my family have been farming in and around Herefordshire as far back as records go. Our aim is to produce healthy, nutritious food to agroecological principles, working with nature rather than against it to ensure our family is able to continue farming in Herefordshire long into the future.
Jun 10 9-10.30 am
Jul 8 9-10.30 am
Aug 12 – 9-11am
Sep 9 9-10.30 am
Oct 14 9-10.30 am
Nov 11 9-10.30 am
Dec 8 9-11 am
There is a diverse variety of speakers from Academia, business and NGO’s covering most of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. If you want to be better informed, make better choices and support ambitious action in this Decade of Delivery, join us to learn, share and influence.
Jun 25 12-2pm
Jul 30 12-2pm
Oct 29 12-2pm
Nov 26 12-2pm
*Please note that there is no specialist speaker event in August and December; the networking event time is longer for those months