Michael Lyons. 2014 Nuffield Scholar
When I saw Oliver Wendell Homes’ quote “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions”, I knew it summed up my Nuffield experience.
I applied to travel overseas, learn more about agriculture and bring back ideas that might help our business. What I gained was a whole lot more. A great group of mates, a contact list of progressive farmers around the world, an avenue to pursue novel ideas, a chance to visit farms of overseas gurus, time to think about my contribution to local and worldwide agricultural issues and an opportunity to take a break from our business and then see it through a different set of eyes.
The Nuffield journey cleverly supports and stretches you through series of events including the Contemporary Scholars Conference and Global Focus Program, before you are let loose on the world to pursue your own individual research.
If you are looking for a challenge, some direction or an opportunity to “stretch” yourself, then don’t hesitate to apply for a Nuffield Scholarship.