Ours to Preserve? Protecting the English landscape

  • South East of England

  • 01 January 2017

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Free

Since the 1920s the Campaign to Protect Rural England has fought to protect our 'Land of Hope and Glory'. Francesca Church, Phd student will examine the fears and pressures that drove campaigns to protect the beauty and character of the English countryside. Convened as part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities, this series of events will explore freedom and examine the hopes and fears associated with Our Country Lives. It will touch on ownership, land use, labour, food, movement, and decision-making. At each event a different researcher will join a colleague from the Museums and Collections service. Together they will lead visitors on a conversational tour of the new Museum's displays before taking them behind the scenes where specially-selected items from the archives, library and object collections will form the basis of further discussion. Event held at: The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire. RG1 5EX

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