Sophie Churchill - Public Lecture

an image of the National Forest A new landscape for England: In this inspirational lecture Sophie Churchill describes how, in the Heart of England, we are making the most of our landscape through The National Forest.

Event date: Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 6.00 PM

Sophie Churchill OBE led the creation of The National Forest, a new forested landscape for England stretching across 200 square miles and including parts of Derbyshire from 2006 – 2014.

Sophie was awarded an OBE for Services to the Environment and cited as ‘a powerful advocate for the forest and its values’. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, soon to be the first female President of the Royal Forestry Society and is Chair of TREE AID which works to make communities in the drylands of Africa more resilient to poverty and drought, through trees.

The world of trees can make a big contribution to human well-being and prosperity. In this inspirational lecture Sophie looks forward to the opportunity to describe how, in the Heart of England, we are making the most of our landscape through The National Forest - and how this can happen throughout the globe.