Monday, 24 August 2015

Commemorating Oliver Rackham in 2016

A Commemorative Symposium in honour of Prof Oliver Rackham is being planned and the organisers are keen to know if BSBI News & Views readers would like to attend any of the activities. 

Bluebells in Hackfall Wood
Image: K. Walker
The Symposium will be held at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge on the weekend of 13th-14th August 2016, and includes a field excursion to Hayley Wood, perhaps the site with which Prof Rackham was most associated. 

Many of Prof Rackham's books - such as this one on ancient woodland - are still in print and are much loved by conservationists and ecologists. He was a BSBI member for almost 30 years, a lifelong supporter of our woodlands and not afraid to speak out when he thought they were not being managed appropriately or valued highly enough.

Click here to view the pdf and express an interest in attending the Symposium.