This week the first year zoologists went on a trip to Lyme Park to see the roe and red deer rutting. We were taken round by the head warden, Emily, who explained the problems in managing the world’s oldest deer park (the red deer have been there since 1398). A lot of her work involves… culling the deer (she has to shoot around 200 a year), which raised a lot of questions about why and how conservation should be carried out. If you have never been to Lyme Park, it is on the edge of the Peak District, and makes a terrific day out. The train journey from Piccadilly to Disley station takes around 20 minutes. More details, including “getting there” link, here.