June 16th (Saturday) The Oak in Natural History, History & Literature - based in Oxford

posted 4 Jan 2016, 04:45 by Patrick Harding   [ updated 11 Jan 2018, 08:28 ]
A day school at Rewley House for Oxford University.

A multidisciplinary day school starting with the place of oak in legend and history in Britain. A session on natural history will look at the identification of our two native oak species and some of the fauna and flora associated with oak woodlands. A lecture on the uses of oak will look at woodland management and the many uses of oak from building to tanning and barrels to charcoal. The final session will explore how oaks has been portrayed in literature - with readings from participants (not compulsory!) of favourite poems and prose extracts.

More details and booking  www.conted.ox.ac.uk    phone 01865 270 368         50% booked up by early January