New Networks for Nature

New Networks for Nature is a broad alliance of creators (including poets, authors, scientists, film makers, visual artists, environmentalists, musicians and composers) whose work draws strongly on the natural environment.

Its formation grew out of dissatisfaction with the low political priority placed upon nature in the UK. Today our wildlife and landscapes are so often evaluated exclusively in environmental scientific terms when, in fact, they are a resource at the very heart of human creativity. (By this we imply no criticism of the key role played by science in understanding our environment. It is the notion of scientific exclusivity that we seek to challenge).

The multiple impacts of place and the natural world are central to the nationís cultural life. New Networks for Nature wishes to reflect these truths and celebrate them.

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Events

Our next annual event, Nature Matters 2017: Exploring Change, will take place in Stamford, from 16–18 November 2017, at the Stamford Arts Centre. We will be posting details of the programme closer to the time, and look forward to seeing many old friends and new faces.

Sir David Attenborough Photo © Cheryl-Samantha Owen

Our eighth annual symposium, Nature Matters 2016: In Touch with the Wild, took place in Cambridge, in association with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, on 22–24 September 2016.
For photographs, feedback, summaries, links, a storify of tweets and the full programme please see our Events Archive. For biographies of speakers please see Presenters.