Exploring Environmental History Podcast on Wicken Fen

 

The Exploring Environmental History podcast has published an episode on the Wicken Fen and the workshop held there in November 2010. The episode is entitled “Reframing a vision of lost fens” and contains an interview with interview Stuart Warrington, Nature Conservation Advisor for the National Trust at Wicken Fen about the history, ecology and management of the Fen.

The second half of the podcast is devoted to a talk delivered by Ian Rotherham of Sheffield Hallam University at the workshop. In his talk Ian analyses the attitudes towards the fens over the centuries and how these influenced the desire to drain thousands of square kilometres of wetland. He also considers the rich wild life in these wetlands and what a rich resources these provided for its inhabitants.

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