Honorary Fellowships

A Fellow is a person of eminence who has made a significant and distinguished contribution to the industries and professions associated with the work of the Royal Agricultural University.

Fellowships are normally awarded at the annual Graduation ceremony for the award of degrees.


Helen Browning OBE 

In 1986 Helen Browning took on her father's 1,350 acres (550 hectares) farm near Bishopstone, Swindon, which is rented from the Church of England, and turned it into an organic farm. She founded Eastbrook Farm Organic Meats and the Helen Browning Organic brand.

She has held a number of public appointments including the 'Curry Commission' on the Future of Farming and Food, the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission, and the Meat and Livestock Commission. She was Director of External Affairs at the National Trust and has been chair of the Food Ethics Council since 2002. She was a trustee of the Soil Association between 1993 and 2003, chair from 1997 to 2002, and was appointed its Chief Executive in October 2010. She was appointed an OBE in 1998 for her services to organic farming, and a Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire in 2015.

In 2020, Helen delivered the RAU Bledisloe Lecture speaking on the role that food, farming and forestry must play in meeting the challenges of climate disruption, nature depletion and human health. She was also the recipient of the Bledisloe Medal that year for her significant contributions to agriculture.

Jeremy Moody

Jeremy Moody has been Secretary and Adviser to the Central Association for Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) since 1995. He handles the many issues covered by the CAAV across the United Kingdom including agricultural tenancy and land occupation issues, taxation, valuation and telecommunications, liaising with government at all levels and writing widely on both policy and practice. He is an Assembly member of the European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA) and Vice Chairman of the European Valuation Standards Board.

Jeremy also holds the post of Secretary of the Batsford Foundation at Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire. The aims of the foundation are to promote the conservation, protection and improvements of the physical and natural environment at the arboretum and advance the education of the public in the knowledge and practice of all forms of cultivation and the study of historic buildings.

Jeremy is also a valued member of the RAU community as a Visiting Professor and also former Governor and Shareholder.