Archive for June, 2013


The Anthropocene: finding ourselves back in the wilderness

Reflections on the workshop on Re-wilding and Wild Desires at Wicken, 18-19 April 2013 By Paul Warde I came to the workshop on Re-wilding and Wild Desires at Wicken with more than a little scepticism. Not about the Wicken Vision, the aspiration to create a fifty-square-kilometre nature reserve to the north of Cambridge and engage […]


‘Fallen Fruits: Mapping Orchard Decline in the Quantock Hills at Parish Level with Tithe Record and Map Data’: Phase 2 Report

By Nick Nourse In 2010 exploratory research was proposed at the offices of the Quantock Hills AONB Service, to examine the importance of orchards to the economy and ecology of this distinctive corner of Somerset. Following an AHRC-funded workshop at Halsway Manor in March 2011, an AHRC grant enabled Marianna Dudley of Bristol University to […]