Category: Teaching & Learning

Bees make honey

But there’s lots of kinds of bees that aren’t honey bees and Harry and Lorraine from Harry’s Bees told us all about them. There are more than 20,000 species of bees in the world and, unlike the iconic…

Botanical Society: bee and honey talk

Tuesday 13th February 5pm CL220. Free honey tasting. Watch bees in a windowed hive. Pollination and hive care explained. Members free. Non-members £2.

Accessibility in St Paul’s

Accessible Gloucestershire will be auditing the streets of St Paul’s to assess and report on the quality of the pedestrian experience. They want to hear your views, so if you are a resident or a frequent visitor on…

Ecology and Art

In preparation for an introductory local walk for the Appraising Landscapes module, these two stunning images were offered as demonstrating a link between art and science or, in the case of landscape architecture, art and ecology. The first…

Polar landscapes

Two current and local exhibitions Arctic Visions and the Frozen Continent are well worth visiting. Arctic Visions: Capturing the Uncapturable at Nature in Art (Twigworth) presents the paintings of Nicholas Jones which immerse the viewer in the vast…

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…

AD7602 Site visit to Temple Meads, Bristol

The name Temple Meads derives from the nearby Temple Church, which was gutted by bombing during World War II. The word “meads” is a derivation of “mæd”, an Old English variation of “mædwe”, meadow, referring to the water…

AD7604 Site visit to Forest of Dean

It wasn’t ideal weather for viewing long distances, but the day was mild and we managed to see a good range of landscapes, townscapes and other local features on this introductory visit to the Forest of Dean. The…

On the loss of the tree at Sycamore Gap

The sculptor Antony Gormley has refused to replace the felled sycamore on Hadrian’s Wall with a work of art. He agrees with Mark Wallinger that trees and sculptures are very different things and given a choice would always…

Olive oil tasting

“Olives with Sarah” – you are invited to a talk on olive farming in Sicily on Wednesday 4th October in CL253 Clegg Building, Francis Close Hall campus at 1.30pm. There will also be advice on where and how…