20 March 2020
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
From £10.00 per person
Every landscape has a story to tell, and Britain has many landscapes. Join our contributors on a whistle-stop tour around our islands as they explore some of these stories.
Be prepared for a journey through the history and geography of landscapes ranging from densely populated urban environments to the picture-perfect countryside, and get involved in the discussion on the issues these landscapes are responding to. There will also be the opportunity to chat with individuals and organisations that are striving to protect and enhance the landscapes of Britain for future generations.
To end the evening, our pathfinders will share their guide to locations off the beaten track and inspire you to love our extraordinary environments as much as they do.
6.00pm-7.00pm Where have we come form?
Join our contributors, including Mary-Ann Ochota, for a whistle-stop tour around our islands as they take you on a journey across space and time, and inspire you to love our natural world as much as they do. There's 150 million years to go through, so be prepared for a rapid awe-inspiring tour.
7.00pm-8.00pm What is at stake?
Join our panel as we discuss what is at stake for the landscapes on our doorstep.
Mary-Ann Ochota is an anthropologist and broadcaster and authour of Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape.
Tiffany Francis-Baker is a writer and illustrator and last year was one of Forestry England’s writers in the forest.
James Bridge is the Chief Executive and Secretary-General of UNESCO in the UK with oversight of the 32 world heritage sites across the UK.
Professor David Drewry is a world-leading expert on the environment with an interest in geology and climate change.
8.00pm-9.00pm Can we talk?
Meet individuals and organisations striving to protect and enhance our landscapes for future generations. Ask your burning questions to our panel of experts in our cafe-style discussions and mark your favourite location on our giant map.
9.00pm-10.00pm Where can we go?
It's time to get outside and enjoy all the British landscape has to offer. Our pathfinders have gone off the beaten track and will share with your their guide on where and when to go and sharing ideas around how we can all travel and live a little more sustainably.
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