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Rewilding the mind - The Beth Chatto Symposium

Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd September 2022 (Two-day event)

We are delighted to announce the second Beth Chatto Symposium, Rewilding the Mind to be held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September 2022 at the University of Essex, Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre. 

Rewilding the Mind will examine the ethos of rewilding and its interface with horticulture, in urban and rural settings. Exploring ideas such as sonic rewilding and delving into the detail of ecological restoration, biodiversity net gain, afforestation, sustainable design and the reconnective and educational value of therapeutic projects.

With a diverse line-up of speakers and moderated discussion panels, the Beth Chatto Symposium aims to stimulate conversation and shared learning.

Arit Anderson will be introducing the confirmed speakers, listed here in alphabetical order:
Adam Hunt, Prof Alastair Driver, Dan Pearson, Prof Dave Goulson, Errol Reuben Fernandes, Fergus Garrett, Dr Gemma Jerome, Giacomo Guzzon, Henrik Sjöman, Jo McKerr, John Little, Dr Mike Edwards, Sarah Price, Sid Hill, Dr Sue Stuart-Smith, Tom Stuart-Smith, Tön Muller, Dr Wei Yang.

The Symposium will commence with registration and coffee from 8.15am on Thursday 1st September. Talks will start at 9am and the event will finish at 5pm both days.

Refreshments and lunch are included with your ticket.

Tickets include an exclusive Garden Party held at Beth Chatto's Gardens & Nursery, on the evening of Thursday 1st September.  Transport to and from the university will be provided.

Accommodation is available on campus at the university at a cost of £55.00 B&B per night, the link for booking rooms is attached with your Symposium booking confirmation.

All proceeds generated from Rewilding the Mind go to the Beth Chatto Education Trust Registered Charity No 1162486

Early bird ticket price available until 31st May 2022

Please add any relevant dietary requirements into delivery instructions on the payment page.

Students are required to provide student ID/proof on the day

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