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Growing Wild: Community Regeneration, Gardening & Biodiversity

RSA Scotland

Thursday, 13 March 2014 from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT)

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RSA Fellows’ PSR and MCICH Networks Joint Event with the National Library of Scotland

Thursday 13th March 2014 (Doors open 1745 for event 1800-1915)

Venue: Boardroom, NLS, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW

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 Growing Wild:  Community Regeneration, Gardening & Biodiversity

Speaker: Andrew Ormston FRSA

Recent reports have identified a crisis in how disconnected young people are with the natural world. Very few of today's younger generation share the same experiences of nature that we had.  The policy response is both a 'people and place' agenda, but how do you reintroduce people to the natural world in the place where they live?  This event will explore exciting developments across Scotland.

Speaker biography: Andrew Ormston is a Director of Drew Wylie Ltd and Fellow of the RSA (

Andrew has a keen interest in public policy and provides management consulting across the cultural and creative industries. Clients range from independent arts organisations, to city councils and strategic bodies. He is an Associate Consultant with Artreach and with Henslowe Irving (New Zealand). He is a Cultural Expert for the European Commission, providing evaluation services across the Culture Programme, and also a Cultural Policy Expert for the Council of Europe Compendium, providing and assembling research in the cultural and creative industries.  He is involved in Scottish Partnerships for Kew Gardens, leading the Scottish element of the Grow Wild biodiversity and participation programme.   He is a Board member of (i) ASCUS Art Science Collaborative (ii) Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and (iii) NN Contemporary Art (Northampton).  

NOTES: (1) The RSA, RSA Fellows’ PSR & MCICH Networks and NLS will retain data provided during registration to advise about future events.   (2) Photographs may be taken at the event; if you wish to be excluded from these please advise the event organiser in writing and make yourself known on arrival. (3) Full information about the RSA is at – it is a charity, founded in 1754, and registered in England and Wales no.212424 and in Scotland with OSCR no. SC037784.   The RSA [Royal Society of Arts] Chairman is Vikki Heywood and CEO is Matthew Taylor, with the local RSA Scotland Committee being chaired by John Naylor.   RSA Scotland and RSA Fellows’ (i) Wellbeing (ii) PSR and (iii) MCICH Networks activities may be found on the relevant sections of the website.


Do you have questions about Growing Wild: Community Regeneration, Gardening & Biodiversity? Contact RSA Scotland

When & Where

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
EH1 1EJ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 13 March 2014 from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT)

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