Calling all Students – Lunch and Learning for a Tenner? Landscape of Communities FOLAR Annual Symposium Saturday 18 November 2023

This year’s FOLAR Symposium will be on the subject of the Landscape of Communities. These are seen as amenity landscapes which respond first to the wishes and ways of the local community, whether local residents or workers.

Speakers include: Leah McNally of the London Wildlife Trust on their community involvement; Guy Redmond of Leaves of Green on their work for parish councils on nature based green space; Rosie Whicheloe on her work in Sutton; Helen John on the Crossbones Graveyard and Garden of Remembrance: an intergenerational legacy concerning her work for the Bankside Open Spaces Trust in Southwark; Jan Woudstra on the work of the landscape gardener Robert Marnock‘s concept for the Ladbroke Grove Housing development in the mid nineteenth century; Sarah Cooke from the Groundwork Trust on their work with communities in London.

Photo: Bankside Open Spaces Trust

One theme for the FOLAR symposia is how the past can inform the present and the future. This is a symposium with full opportunity for discussion with question time after each talk and a general discussion with the speakers at the end of the day, so everyone can have the opportunity to speak. There will be time to talk and network, to explore the MERL’s pop up exhibition in the reading room (showing material from our, and other, archives on landscapes for communities), time to browse and buy from the FOLAR book stall, and more! .

FOLAR members, non members and students are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there! Numbers are limited to fifty. Tickets: students £15 NOW JUST £10 includes lunch, second hand book stall, and lots of networking. FOLAR members £45, non-members £55.

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