The Winter Lectures 2022 will take place online via Zoom. Use the button below to register.
Rewilding: the return of nature - a talk by Isabella Tree
Isabella will tell the story of the daring wildlife experiment she and her husband, conservationist Charlie Burrell, began in 2000: rewilding their 3,500 acres of unprofitable farmland at Knepp Estate in West Sussex. In less than twenty years their degraded land has become a functioning ecosystem again, wildlife has rocketed and numerous endangered species have made Knepp their home. What has happened at Knepp challenges conventional ideas about nature, wildlife and how we manage and envisage our land. It answers some of the most pressing environmental questions facing us today and reveals the potential for the landscapes of the future.
Isabella Tree is an award-winning journalist and author of five books, married to the conservationist Charlie Burrell. Her latest best-selling book Wilding won the 2018 Richard Jefferies Society Literature Award and was listed in the top ten science books by the Smithsonian in 2018. In 2020 she was awarded the CIEEM Medal and in 2021 received the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award. Isabella also writes for The Guardian, National Geographic Magazine and Granta. Her first children’s book When We Went Wild was published in 2021. She is currently writing The Book of Wilding – a practical guide to rewilding big and small.
Winter Lectures 2022
Join us on Thursdays throughout January, February and March for our Winter Lecture series.
- 20 Jan 2022 | 7pm Isabella Tree, Conservationist and author of Wilding – the Return of Nature to a British Farm
- 3 Feb 2022 | 7pm Richard Deverell, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- 17 Feb 2022 | 7pm Rosie Atkins, Founding Editor of Gardens Illustrated magazine
- 3 Mar 2022 | 7pm Andy Sturgeon, Internationally renowned garden designer and winner of Best Show Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2019
- 17 Mar 2022 | 7pm Joan Morgan, Renowned pomologist and fruit historian at Brogdale Collections