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Eighth New Networks For Nature Meeting

The Eighth New Networks for Nature meeting: Nature Matters 2016: In Touch with the Wild. This meeting explores how we connect with the natural world. The emphasis is on personal connection, loss and hope, through which we examine how the changing nature of the natural world challenges us to find new ways for engagement.
When Sep 22, 2016 03:20 PM to
Sep 24, 2016 03:20 PM
Where David Attenborough Building, Cambridge.
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Attendees Sir David Attenborough
Professor Andrew Balmford, University of Cambridge
Professor Tim Birkhead, University of Sheffield
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Since 2009, New Networks for Nature have organised a series of events designed to explore new perspectives in our cultural and creative responses to birds, nature and wildlife, and to challenge certain narrowly defined but prevailing views on the environment. The meetings draw together a wide cross-section of individuals and institutions, whose professional work and private lives draw inspiration from the natural world.

Programme

Nature Matters 2016: In Touch with the Wild explores how we connect with the natural world. The emphasis is on personal connection, loss and hope, through which we examine how the changing nature of the natural world challenges us to find new ways for engagement.

The diverse programme includes a chaired conversation, a debate, poetry, music, breakout sessions and workshops. A final session on the Saturday focused on hope will welcome Sir David Attenborough to say a few words about his hopes for the future and about the ways in which we need to connect with the natural world if we are to realise our ambitions.

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