Book Launch: 'Phosphorus: Past and Future' by Phil Haygarth and Jim Elser

Tuesday 23 February 2021, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Online via ZOOM

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

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Event Details

Join Lancaster's Phil Haygarth and Jim Elser of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance for the launch of their book 'Phosphorus: Past and Future'.

Jim Elser and Phil Haygarth - two big names in the field of phosphorus sustainability - have joined forces to write a book for lay audiences that describes the nature and history of phosphorus, its uses, and its twin role as both an essential ingredient of agriculture and a major contaminant of our waters.

'Phosphorus: Past and Future', available from Oxford University Press, discusses emerging efforts and innovations to develop phosphorus sustainability solutions to protect our food supply and water quality. We'll have a high-level tour of the book with the authors and hear about the insights they gained from writing it. We'll have plenty of time for the audience to ask questions of the authors.

Register to attend the event at: You can also follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #thePbook.

Contact Details

Name Prof Phil Haygarth