Friday, September 28, 2018

The Richard Jefferies Society Birthday Lecture - Saturday 27 October 2018

Richard Fortey

Richard Fortey was the winner of the 2016 Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize for his book The Wood for the Trees: The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood. He wrote in it: ‘After a working life spent in a great museum, the time had come for me to escape into the open air. I spent years handling fossils of extinct animals; now, the inner naturalist needed to touch living animals and plants.’
In 2011, after retiring from his role as senior palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum, and with the proceeds of presenting a TV series, he purchased four acres of prime beech and bluebell wood in the Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire called Grim’s Dyke Wood – part of Lambridge Wood.
The Society is delighted to welcome Richard Fortey to deliver this year’s Birthday Lecture that is held in Liddington Village Hall.
The meeting is open to the public and free to attend. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Talk, walk and tree-planting in Surbiton

Tolworth Court Bridge

Andrew Rossabi, the President of the Richard Jefferies Society, is giving a talk about Jefferies and his Surbiton/Tolworth years at Surbiton Library, Ewell Road Surbiton on Wednesday 26 September at 2pm. This will be followed by a walk to the Richard Jefferies Bird Sanctuary where a sapling elm tree will be planted as a memorial.

Please attend if you can.

The talk is free but you must book.

As a post script after the event, the weather was perfect, and it was a most enjoyable day.

Andrew Rossabi examining the information board at the nature reserve.