Special Event

The Literary Arboretum

20 July 2024
10am-5pm
Free to all

This day of free events celebrates our relationship with trees in art, literature and culture.

The Romantic period forever changed the way that we view the relationship between humans and the natural world. Romantic writers like William Wordsworth explored the wonder and beauty of nature, from the majestic fells of the Lake District to the humblest wildflower in his garden. To Wordsworth, trees were not only a source of wood to build with or to burn, but inspirational and beautiful living things.

This day of free events celebrates our relationship with trees in art, literature and culture, from the Romantic period 200 years ago through to the modern day. Listen to fascinating talks, head out on a guided walk, or take a writing workshop with a poet – and, most importantly, spend time enjoying nature and the outdoors!

Discover the events

10.30-11.30am: Trees and the development of ecological understanding in the work of Beatrix Potter (Dr Penny Bradshaw)

12.00-1.30pm: Is it the sea you hear in me?: Speaking with Trees (Dr Polly Atkin)

2.30-3.30pm: Seeing the Trees for the Wood: Romantic Forests and Forestry (Professor Fiona Stafford)

3.50-5.00pm: Tree Talk and Walk (Dr Anna Burton and Dr Amanda Blake Davis)

Visit the individual event pages for more information and to reserve your free spot. Places for some events are limited.

About the project

This event is funded by the University of Derby and is affiliated with the collaborative project Romantic Trees: The Literary Arboretum, 1740-1840, led by Dr Amanda Blake Davis and Dr Anna Burton.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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