Public reading from The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

Caspar Henderson will be reading from The Book of Barely Imagined Beings at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore on Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA. Thursday 25 October, 8pm

Described by as Robert Macfarlane ‘wonderful in the richest senses of the word, as well as witty, moving, urgent and beautiful …. a celebration of nature's astonishing variety,’ Barely Imagined Beings was published by Granta on 4 October, and has received amazing advance praise and excellent reviews.

Following the reading a panel discussion, titled ‘Nature in Our Time,’ will explore highlighted in the book -- from what we can learn from the weird and wonderful creatures in our world to how we can navigate our place within it. Participants will include:
  • Colin Tudge, biologist and author of several books on natural history, evolution and genetics, food and agriculture, and co-founder of Campaign for Real Farming 
  • Susan Canney, Earth systems biologist and conservationist, who has worked in Africa, South East Asia and Europe in her search for solutions to conservation problems 
All those attending are warmly invited to join in the discussion, which will be chaired by Jo Hamilton, ClimateXchange Coordinator at the ECI.

Tickets are £5, and wine will be served during the evening. To book a place in advance, please contact Tickets can be collected at the door. Proceeds from the evening will go to Pond Conservation, a wildlife charity based at Oxford Brookes University engaged in conserving some of the UK’s most endangered freshwater species.

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