Richard Jefferies’ Networks
SATURDAY 14 May 2016
Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road,
Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA
10.30 Doors open and refreshments.
Patrick Dillon will be leading the Study Day. He writes:
The study day this year will be based around a workshop to map connections between Jefferies’ works and our own knowledge and understanding of the things he is writing about. In preparation please look again at one of your favourite works and bookmark some of the connections that you make with the content. For example, when I read Wild Life in a Southern County, I mark things that connect with what we now know about ecology, a branch of biology that was in its infancy in Jefferies’ day. I am also interested in the survival of some of the countryside occupations and traditions he writes about, or how land-use has changed, or how his descriptions of country life in the Vale of White Horse compare with those of Alfred Williams. During the study day we will work in small groups and write our connections on large sheets of paper and then ‘map’ connections to connections and build up a ‘knowledge network’. This is a good way to share knowledge in a convivial social setting.
1.00-2.30 Lunch break. Bring a packed lunch.
2.30 Workshops continue.
FREE EVENT - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - JUST COME ALONG