Oliver Rackham has revolutionised our understanding of the British countryside. He is an ecological detective who ties the landscape to the culture that created it. Rackham has shown that the countryside as it is now, is the product of centuries of interaction between plants, animals and the human inhabitants who have made use of them. With a particular interest in trees and woodlands, he has demonstrated that humans and woods are ancient partners of linked origins.
This talk is a rare opportunity to hear Oliver Rackham speak and gain a real insight into just how our landscape came to be.
Entrance is by ticket only, available by contacting: email@example.com or 01507 357070, £7 for members of the Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union, £10 for non-members, including refreshments. Please send payment to: Spire View, Town Street, South Somercotes, LOUTH, LN11 7BH Tel 01507 357070 Mobile 07752 35330
The illustrated talk by Oliver Rackham is at the Coach House, Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne PE10 0LY, at 2pm, on Saturday 24 January 2009, followed by tea and biscuits. It is organised by the Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union.
Oliver Rackham’s book “The History of the Countryside”, first published in 1986, is the classic study of the changing of Britain’s countryside recording human intervention and activity along with natural processes.