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THE COUNTRY AND THE CITY: how can we tell them apart?
Sir Andrew Motion and Dr Francis Pryor - 6 to 7.30pm, Wednesday 17 October 2012
21 Tickets Free  
THE GREEN BETWEEN THE GREY: the countryside in the city
Professor Ken Worpole and Dr Anna Jorgensen - 6 to 7.30pm, Wednesday 24 October 2012
13 Tickets Free  
LITTLE BOXES: suburbia
Dr Rupa Huq and Professor Anne Power - 6 to 7.30pm, Wednesday 31 October 2012
18 Tickets Free  
EDGELANDS: unofficial countryside
Professor Michael Symmons Roberts, Professor Paul Farley, and Marion Shoard - 6 to 7.30pm, Wednesday 7 November 2012
12 Tickets Free  
GREEN BELT AND BRACES: green girdles
Nick Crane and Cedric Hoptroff - 6 to 7.30pm, Wednesday 14 November
14 Tickets Free  
CREATED COUNTRYSIDE: unnatural nature
Professor Anthony O'Hear and Howard Davies - 6 to 7.30pm, Wednesday 21 November 2012
3 Tickets Free  


Event Details

            Farm by David Sim 




A series of six connected symposia which will examine the powerful interplay between the countryside, and its urban partner. Come on a journey through concentric circles, from the heart of the modern city, into the suburbs, edgelands, and green belt, and out to the modern countryside, discussing these different landscapes: their history, their transformation, and the way we move through them today. At each event, speakers will be followed by a chaired panel and audience debate.


Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7.30pm

THE COUNTRY AND THE CITY: how can we tell them apart?

17 October 2012

CPRE President Sir Andrew Motion and archaeologist Dr Francis Pryor open the series and discuss the interdependence of the country and the city.


THE GREEN BETWEEN THE GREY: the countryside in the city

24 October 2012

Writer and Senior Professor at The Cities Institute, Ken Worpole, joins Dr Anna Jorgensen, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield and author of Urban Wildscapes, to discuss the greening of urban spaces.


LITTLE BOXES: suburbia

31 October 2012

Head of LSE Housing & Communities, Professor Anne Power, and author of Making Sense of Suburbia Through Popular Culture, Dr Rupa Huq explore suburban society.


EDGELANDS: unofficial countryside

7 November 2012

Poets Professor Michael Symmons Roberts and Professor Paul Farley, co-authors of Edgelands: Journeys into England’s True Wilderness join Marion Shoard, author of the award-winning essay Edgelands to discuss the role of wildness in urban landscapes.


GREEN BELT AND BRACES: green girdles

14 November 2012

Writer, geographer, and CPRE Vice President Nick Crane discusses the role and nature of the Green Belt with Cedric Hoptroff, Secretary of the London Green Belt Council.


CREATED COUNTRYSIDE: unnatural nature

21 November 2012

Professor Anthony O'Hear, author of the essay The Myth of Nature and Howard Davies, Chief Executive of the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, talk about managed landscapes, and close the series.


Symposia are free to attend but you must have a ticket. Please note this is a personal invitation and if you wish to suggest a substitute please contact Sophie Shillito: 020 7981 2813 / events@cpre.org.uk


You will not be charged for cancellation of your booking, but there are limited spaces available and we ask you to email Sophie at events@cpre.org.uk as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend. This is to allow people on our waiting list to attend in your place.




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