Temperton Fellowship

Dr. Harold Temperton
Dr. Harold Temperton. 1913-1984

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The Temperton Fellowship was established to commemorate the contribution of Dr. Harold Temperton, Director of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry at Harper Adams Agricultural College from 1951 to 1974. It is financed by the accrued annual interest from the Temperton Trust investments deriving from contributions, donations as well as proceeds from the sale of a book, The History of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry, by M E Telford, P H Hoiroyd, R G Wells, published by Harper Adams Agricultural College, September 1986.


The Fellowship is intended to extend the expertise which already exists in the industry and combine that with the resources in terms of staff and facilities which exist at the University.

As the financial value of the award is relatively small, it is anticipated that the successful recipient is likely to be self-financing in terms of salary and is likely to be the owner or an employee of a firm or organisation anxious to capitalise on the opportunity to extend his/her research programme, perhaps on a secondment arrangement.


The selection committee has no wish to be prescriptive or target particular subjects for recipients to pursue. It therefore invites applicants to submit to them detailed proposals of the study together with their own personal details and motivation for applying for the award. The selection is made on the basis of these criteria.

Type of Awards

Two types of award were envisaged:

1. Research Study

This will enable suitably qualified and motivated candidates in industry to pursue a research topic of their interest under the supervision of a member of staff at Harper Adams Agricultural College. Candidates would be encouraged to spend at least 60 days at Harper Adams on an individual daily basis, e.g. 1 day/fortnight over 2 years or similar (the fellowship committee would allow latitude on this point to accommodate individual cases), or on a longer basis as dictated by the demand of the study and spread over a period of up to 2 years. Opportunities and facilities exist for those candidates wishing to develop this opportunity further to register for a higher degree (part-time).

2. Strategic Study

This will enable experienced individuals in the industry to finance a study period either at home or abroad in pursuit of information/evidence to support the preparation of a report which will have a strategic benefit for the future well-being of the poultry industry. Those individuals involved in the politics/policy-making elements of the poultry industry are encouraged to apply as well as those directing large and influential poultry-related businesses. There will be no requirement to spend time studying at Harper Adams other than for normal supervisory guidance.

Temperton Fellowship 2017

25th Temperton Fellowship for Poultry Research

Dr. David Llewellyn, Vice-Chancellor, Harper Adams University, to report on “The Future Skills Needs of the Poultry Industry: Developing its Leaders, Managers and Technologists for the Information Age”

The Report will be presented on June 12th, 2017 in London


The 24th Temperton Fellowship for Poultry Research report:
Bruce Keith, Head of Property, Scottish and Southern Energy to report on 'Unlocking the potential of water'
The report will be presented on 13 June 2016 at The Farmers' Club, London

Copies of previous reports are available from The Office Services Manager, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB at a cost of £15.00 per copy, including postage. Tel: 01952 815340.

The Temperton Fellowship for Poultry Research (Est. 1989) Previous Recipients

  • Report No. 23 - 2015, David Evans Head of Agriculture, Wm Morrisons Supermarkets
    The Challenge of Scale
  • Report No. 22 - 2014, Nick Major BSc, DipM, FCIM
    Global Feed Resources and Supply
  • Report No. 21 - 2013, Mike Tyers HND Agriculture, Dip Farm Management
    Can the poultry industry supply the world's expanding population with quality protein when energy resources become limiting
  • Report No. 20 - 2012, Stephen Lister BSc, BVetMed, CertPMP, DipIECPVS, MRCVS
    Poultry in the Public Eye - The Consumer:Industry Interface
  • Report No. 19 - 2011, Richard Hutchinson HND Agriculture (HAUC)
    The Challenge of Supplying High-Protein Turkeymeat as part of the Global Demand for Food
  • Report No. 18 - 2010, Richard Bird
    The World of Waterfowl
  • Report No. 17 - 2009, Murdo MacLeod BSc, PhD
    The Importance of Research and Development in Supporting a Future UK Role in an Expanding Global Poultry Industry
  • Report No. 16 - 2008, Jeremy Hall NDP, Dip Poult (HAC), FRAgS, FIFST
    Living Through Avian Influenza H5N1
  • Report No. 15 - 2007, Ken Laughlin BSc, PhD, MIBiol, Cbiol, ARAgS
    The Evolution of Genetics, Breeding and Production
  • Report No. 14 - 2006, Peter Challands BA (Cantab), Andrew Jorêt HND Agriculture (HAUC), ARAgS, David Tromans NDP, ARAgS
    The Future Challenges Facing the UK Egg Industry
  • Report No. 13 - 2005, Trefor Campbell CBE, FRAgS, FRSA
    The United Kingdom Poultry Industry as part of the International Food Chain
  • Report No. 12 - 2004, Paul Foxcroft BSc (Hons), Stephen Woodgate BSc (Hons)
    Full utilisation of the poultry carcase
  • Report No. 11 - 2003, Graham Scott BSc, PhD
    The Learning Revolution, Distance Learning and its Application to a Global Poultry Industry (A UK perspective)
  • Report No. 10 - 2001, Peel H Holroyd NDP, Dip Poult (HAC), Dip Agric (OAC), CBiol, MIBiol, PAS (USA), FHAAC, FRAgS, FIFST, FICC
    Future trends of poultry science and practice
  • Report No. 9 - 2000, John Parsons NDP, MIBiol, CBiol
    Education, training and accreditation for the poultry industry
  • Report No. 8 - 1999, Brian Cooke BSc (Hons), PhD, MIBiol, CBiol, Rnutr
    Hazards, risks and benefits of poultry production with particular reference to animal feeding stuffs
  • Report No. 7 - 1998, Geoffrey Mead BSc, PhD, FIFST
    The safety of poultry products: present trends and future developments
  • Report No. 6 - 1997, Wynne Jones BSc (Hons), PhD, FRAgS, Patricia Parrott MBA, DipM, Cert Ed FE, MCIM
    Consumer perceptions of the UK poultry industry
  • Report No. 5 - 1996, David Charles BSc, PhD, MIBiol
    The poultry industry, the environment and the rural economy
  • Report No. 4 - 1995, Olaf Swarbrick FRCVS, DPMP
    A practical evaluation of some effects of human and animal welfare policies and trends on the 'competitiveness' of the UK egg industry
  • Report No. 3 - 1994, Grahame Bulfield BSc, Dip An Gen, PhD, FRSE
    Biotechnology and the poultry industry
  • Report No. 2 - 1993, Peter Day NDP, Dip AE, MIBiol
    Poultry industry costs of compliance with legislation administered by local authorities
  • Report No. 1 - 1992, David Gosling MA, FCA
    A review of the effects of UK and EC legislation on the comparative competitive position of the UK and continental EC poultry meat industries in the approach to the single market on 1.1.93

Honorary Temperton Fellows

  • Richard G Wells, BSc, MSc, NDA, MIBiol
  • Margôt E Telford Holroyd, NDP, Dip Poult (HAC)

Chairman of the Temperton Fellowship
Peel H Hoiroyd, NDP, Dip Poult (HAC), Dip Agric (OAC), CBiol, MIBiol, PAS (USA), FHAAC, FRAgS, CSci, FIFST, P1CC
Harper Adams University
Shropshire, TF10 8NB