This winter, in conjunction with Common Ground, we will be exploring the theme of people, culture, woodlands and timber:
Wed 4th November 2015: Rose Ferraby
Rose Ferraby is an archaeologist and artist who has recently completed a PhD at Exeter University exploring cultural geology: how the work of geologists and quarrymen on the Jurassic Coast can offer nuanced understandings and knowledge of stone. Rose will be talking about her work and how, with Common Ground, the principles might be applied to the forestry and woodland setting to provide different ways of thinking about the landscape and our interventions in it.
Wed 18th November 2015: Rob Penn
Rob Penn will be talking about Ash woodland & timber and the continuity of relationship between humans and the material based on his soon to be published book The man Who Made Things Out of Trees. Rob Penn is a journalist and writer with a wide range of interests including presenting the 6 part BBC television series Tales from the Wild Wood in 2012.
Wed 2nd December 2015: Gabriel Hemery
Gabriel Hemery is a leading silviculturalist, his work spanning scientific research, education and thinking on the future of forestry. Gabriel will explore why now was the time to rewrite and publish a new perspective on John Evelyn’s seminal 1664 forestry text Sylva taking in the need for a renewed focus on woodland in our rural landscape and a new paradigm of long-term resilience for woodland management.
Talks will be held in the Refectory, Hooke Park campus, DT8 3PH (near Beaminster). Talks are free and open to all. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with numbers if you are intending to join. All talks will begin at 5p.m. and finish by 6.30.