Nature Matters: A Sense of Scale
November 2014, Stamford
The 2014 meeting of New Networks for Nature was held again at the Stamford Arts Centre and featured another stimulating and varied programme of events spread over three days. The overall theme for the meeting was ‘A Sense of Scale’ – the ways in which our responses to nature and our perceptions of it may range from local to global, micro to macro, short- to long-term and historical to contemporary. The meeting began with an evening celebrating the work of Richard Mabey, ‘in conversation’ with Tim Dee. The subsequent sessions included musical and poetic performances, literary readings, presentations from naturalists and scientists, a discussion by current contributors to the Guardian Country Diary and a panel discussion involving eminent speakers on the politics of conservation, which attracted lively audience participation. The meeting as a whole was again adjudged a great success and, as our name promises, an important opportunity for meeting old friends and making new ones.
The Contributors this year...