Who we are

The team

Colin Tudge is a biologist by education and the author of Good Food for Everyone Forever. He is co-founder of the Campaign for Real Farming and is seeking to establish a College for Enlightened Agriculture.

Ruth West is married to Colin. She has worked as a consultant at the UN (WHO, UNEP) but now spends her time on food and farming issues, setting up Funding Enlightened Agriculture and the Campaign for Real Farming with Colin, and more recently The All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology with Pete Ritchie.


Francesca Price is the ORFC conference manager. She developed the programme for ORFC 2020 and will remain in the role for 2021.  She is also helping develop new events such as ORFC in the Field.




Hannah Fenton is entering her seventh year running the operations for ORFC. She has a background in event management, is former Manager of Good Food Oxford, and is now investigating the need for a food partnership in Buckinghamshire. She has recently been supporting the development of her husband’s apple juice business, Tiddly Pommes, and started her time in Oxford as treasurer of the East Oxford Farmers’ Market.


Katharine Mansell is the ORFC communications manager.