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Phosphorus Stories – celebrating 350 years since the discovery of Phosphorus


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.

This event is being organised and funded by the Centre for Ecology & HydrologyN8 AgriFood and Lancaster Environment CentreLancaster University as part of the #Phosphorus350 group of events.

About this Event

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?

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

Please register to attend so that we can make sure there are light refreshments for everyone!

Follow the link HERE to the event registration page.