Andrew Whitley started the organic Village Bakery in Cumbria in the ’70s and is founder of Bread Matters Ltd. He wrote the seminal Bread Matters and the best-selling Do Sourdough. He has an MSc in Food Policy from City University London and is credited with ‘changing the way we think about bread’ (BBC Food & Farming Awards). He is now chair of Scotland The Bread, an action research and training charity that grows and mills diverse, nutrientdense cereals in the East Neuk with the aim of creating a healthy, fair and sustainable grain and bread supply. Andrew will take us on his life’s journey with bread. His fascination with Russian language and literature led to life as an artisan baker, organic grower, campaigner for real bread and champion of diversity against monocultures of minds and grains.