The Natural Word

Illustration of a hummingbird sipping nectar from a flower, from a book in the British Library collections

An autumnal season of events on climate change and nature writing

A regenerative future? An optimistic tomorrow. Ahead of the UN Climate Conference (COP26), we invite those imagining a more sustainable, equitable and harmonious global future to the British Library.

With a special focus on the communities at the frontline of the climate emergency, these events look to new perspectives on the way forward and provide a platform to those who are often marginalised in the debate.

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Series events

Cover art of the book, alongside photographs of the two contributors
Online

We Have a Dream: BirdGirl and Friends

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event panel
Online

Small Bodies of Water: Nina Mingya Powles in Conversation

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composite image of four speakers in the event
Online

The Days after Tomorrow: Climate Fiction for the Future

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Pola Oloxiarac and Elizabeth Heyne
Online

Rethinking the Amazon

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Event panel
At the Library

Rivercide screening and QA

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David Wengrow and Emma Dabiri
At the Library and online

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

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