Nature Matters in Time and Place
November 2013, Stamford
The fifth New Networks meeting was held at Stamford in November 2013, taking as its theme, ‘Nature Matters in Time and Space’. It featured a stimulating range of events, starting with the BBC wildlife presenters, Chris Packham and Bill Oddie ‘in conversation’ and continuing with a discussion by a distinguished panel of the political conservation issues arising, various themed sessions on eating nature, virtual nature, what it is to be a naturalist, invasive species and the engagement of artists with nature, all supported by poetry readings, musical performances and a major art exhibition. This was another exciting and very well attended programme, extending over three separate days.