Winter Lectures


JURASSIC QUARRIES | Wednesday 4th November 2015

ROSE FERRABY is an archaeologist and artist who has recently completed a PhD at Exeter University in cultural geology. Rose will be talking about how geologists and quarrymen on the Jurassic Coast can offer nuanced understandings and knowledge of stone. She will also explore how the forestry and woodlands offer different ways of thinking about the landscape and our interventions in it.

ASH TREES | Wednesday 18th November 2015

ROB PENN is a broadcaster and writer whose work includes presenting the six-part BBC television series Tales from the Wild Wood in 2012 and his fortchoming book The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees. Rob will be talking about ash trees, woodlands and timber. What is the continuity of the relationship between people and ash trees?

WOODLAND RESILIENCE | Wednesday 2nd December 2015

GABRIEL HEMERY is a leading silviculturalist. His work spans scientific research, education and thinking on the future of forestry.  Gabriel will explore why it wast time to rewrite and publish a new perspective on John Evelyn’s seminal 1642 forestry text Sylva, with its renewed focus on woodland in our rural landscape and a new paradigm of long-term resilience for woodland management.

All the talks are free and open to all. They will be held in The Refectory, Hooke Park, DT8 3PH. 

More events coming soon…