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A Walk in the Woods Study Day

Saturday 20 January 2018

The Castle Room – The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford

10.30am – 2.30pm

£20 including lunch and tea or coffee on arrival (booking essential) 

This study day brings together speakers to explore further the subject of trees in British art. The day will start at 10.30 with refreshments and registration followed by talks by Christiana Payne, Professor of History of Art at Oxford Brookes University, author of ‘Silent Witnesses: Trees in British Art 1760-1870’  and co-curator of A Walk in the Woods; Fiona Stafford, Professor of English Language and Literature University of Oxford, presenter of The Meaning of Trees on BBC Radio 3, and author of the acclaimed ‘The Long Long Life of Trees’, a tribute to the diversity of trees. After a break for lunch we will hear from David Boyd Haycock, freelance writer, lecturer and curator specialising in British cultural history of the twentieth century. Author of ‘Paul Nash’ and ‘A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War’, David is currently writing a book called ‘A Grand Epoch: Young British Artists and the End of the Century’ for Tate Publishing.  

There will be time at the end to visit the exhibition.

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