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

David Wengrow and Emma Dabiri
At the Library and online

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Event poster

Living Nature: Art, Science and Indigenous Knowledge

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier in Conversation