#Phosphorus350 - Phosphorus Stories

Tuesday 8 October 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


The Storey, Lancaster, UK

Open to

Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

Registration is FREE but necessary in order to attend: registration and FAQs at phosphorus-stories.eventbrite.co.uk

Event Details

From a quest for the philosophers' stone to a sustainable food future. Celebrating the 'birthday' of phosphorus and its story in our region.

Discovered by accident 350 years ago but now an essential part of how we produce our food, the story of phosphorus is fascinating. The end of which is yet to be written.

  • It is mined from the Earth: how are we going to manage our use of it as supplies run low?
  • It is a vital fertiliser for food production globally: can we use it more efficiently to get the best from it?
  • After use, some of it ends up in our water systems: what impact might this have on the environment?

And most importantly how does this story play out in our own Lancaster and Morecambe district?

On Tuesday 8th October join us at a free 'birthday' party to celebrate 350 years since the discovery of phosphorus and its ongoing story at The Storey, Lancaster City Centre.

With film and art interpretations of the phosphorus story in our region and speakers from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the water treatment provider and Lancaster University, all are welcome to this relaxed event.

Registration is FREE but necessary in order to attend: registration and FAQs at phosphorus-stories.eventbrite.co.uk


Many thanks to the Morecambe Bay Art and Craft Society for creating pieces in a range of media in response to the phosphorus story in our region.

This event is being organised and funded by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, N8 AgriFood and Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University as part of the #Phosphorus350 group of events.

Contact Details

Name Dr Ali Birkett