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Festival of Ideas Nature Writing Day

Season

Please note: this season finished in March 2015

A special series from Festival of Ideas focusing on nature and the emotions, place and the environment, to coincide with European Green Capital.


Previous events in this season

Tony Juniper - What Nature Does For Britain Festival of Ideas Nature Writing Day

Tony Juniper: What Nature Does For Britain
Sat 7 March 2015 15:30
Talk
Ecology meets economics head on as environmental campaigner Tony Juniper evaluates the UK’s natural capital. He argues that far from being worthless or an impediment to progress, nature provides much needed support systems and the damage we are causing to them make no economic sense.

Helen Macdonald - H is For Hawk Festival of Ideas Nature Writing Day

H is for Hawk: Helen Macdonald
Sat 7 March 2015 14:00
Talk
Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson prize, H is for Hawk is a visceral depiction of grief and depression following the death of Helen Macdonald’s father, and her salvation through falconry. Part memoir, part biography of TH White and an account of the year-long training of her goshawk; this is nature writing at its very best.

Writers and the Natural World Festival of Ideas Nature Writing Day

Writers and the Natural World - Paul Farley
Sat 7 March 2015 11:30
Talk
Why does nature continue to inspire and fascinate both readers and writers? John Burnside, Paul Farley, Ruth Padel and Jean Sprackland, all acclaimed writers and poets whose work draws on the natural world, discuss the enduring link between nature and the written word.