‘John Clare and the Art of Bird Watching’: a symposium exploring John Clare as nature writer, 15 September 2017

Image: ‘Swifts’ lithograph from Carry Akroyd’s ‘Found in the Fields’ series (detail)
Credit: Carry Akroyd

On September 15, ‘John Clare and the Art of Bird Watching’, a symposium, will be held in the David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge. The event is a collaboration between the Centre for John Clare Studies (English Faculty) and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI).

Speakers will include Tim Dee, Mina Gorji (Cambridge), Francesca Mackenney (Bristol), Jos Smith (UEA), nature writers Alex Preston and Derek Niemann, and artists Carry Akroyd and Anita Brooker. The day will include tours of the Avian Collection at the Museum of Zoology and a screening of ‘Murmuration X 10″, a film by Sarah Wood and Helen Macdonald.

For more information about the symposium http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/poet-activist-bird-watcher-exploring-john-clare-as-nature-writer

Booking is at http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-english/john-clare-and-the-art-of-bird-watching/john-clare-and-the-art-of-bird-watching