From the Charter of the Forest to the Tree Charter – an 800 year journey
Learn about the Charter of the Forest, and the 800 year journey that has brought us to the launch of a new Tree Charter that will redefine the relationship between people and trees in modern society. In the 13th century, the charter restored the rights of the ordinary person to make use of woodlands. What was its impact, and how have trees and forests – both the reality, and the idea of them – been used in art and culture?
This panel discussion features legal expert Jeff Twentyman, Oxford professor of English, author and Tree Charter Champion Fiona Stafford, and David Carpenter, leading historian on Britain in the central middle ages, and is book-ended by short poetry readings from new anthology The Tree Line from poet Peter Carpenter.
Chaired by Peter Fiennes. Peter is an author whose most recent book, Oak, Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain, is a beautiful celebration of Britain's woods and forests and a rousing call to fight for them.
Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00.
In partnership with the Legal Sustainability Alliance and the Woodland Trust
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