Free

Evelyn200 First Tuesday: Gabriel Hemery: The New Sylva

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Festa sul Prato

222 Trundleys Road

London

SE8 5JE

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

About the talk

Gabriel Hemery, author of 'The New Sylva' - an updating of John Evelyn's original 'Sylva: A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions'

Gabriel, co-founder/CEO of the Sylva Foundation, will talk about Britain's wood culture, John Evelyn's legacy, and the making of the book which celebrated the 350th anniversary of Evelyn's most famous work 'Sylva'. Alongside personally signed books for sale, Gabriel will also offer a unique opportunity to purchase some last remaining single edition prints of drawings made for the book by artist and co-author Sarah Simblet.

Followed by Q&A

Gabriel Hemery - Biography

He co-founded the Sylva Foundation in 2009, and has since led the charity as its Chief Executive. Gabriel is also a founding trustee of Fund4Trees. Gabriel writes a top-ranking forestry blog www.GabrielHemery.com. His first and award-winning book, The New Sylva, was published by Bloomsbury in 2014, since followed by several other books. He is a keen amateur photographer of trees and forests, which he features in a dedicated website at The Tree Photographer.

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Gabriel has written more than 80 technical articles and worked widely in collaborative science programmes, ranging from genetic tree improvement to silvo-poultry research. In the 1990s he created a centre dedicated to hardwood research at Paradise Wood in Oxfordshire, planting many tens of thousands of trees.

Gabriel played a key role in Our Forests, working with six other leading environmental campaigners, to save England’s public forests from government disposal during 2010-11.

He has served on several boards and committees, including the Woodland Trust’s Conservation Advisory Committee, and a Forestry Commission Advisory Committee. He regularly gives technical talks and is a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford.

About the venue

Festa sul Prato is a cafe/restaurant in Folkestone Gardens. The licensed bar will be open at costs and a selection of free cold meats and antipasti will be available.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Festa sul Prato

222 Trundleys Road

London

SE8 5JE

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved