Still Watching Narrowly? Lecture: ‘Consider the birds of the air…’
11 May 2023
7.30pm to 8.30pm
What would Gilbert White make of today’s environmental ethics and its challenge to perception of human supremacy? How would he react to the Amazon activist, Nemonte Nenquimo’s challenge to the western world order? This lecture will take place in the Field Studies Centre, and is part of the series Still Watching Narrowly? Gilbert White’s Legacy and 21st Century Environmentalism. This programme of talks will explore Gilbert White’s place in the rise of 21st century understandings of environmentalism, deep ecology, and the challenges that are emerging to the damage done by human-centred thinking. It will locate Gilbert White at the head of a renewed interest in healing our relationship with the rest of creation. The other lecture dates in the series are: Thursday 2nd March and Thursday 20th April, please see our website for more details. Tickets are £8! When you purchase your ticket it is for the in-person event, however you will also be sent a zoom link if you would prefer to watch the talk from home. Dr Terry Biddington FRSA, FLS is Scholar-in-Residence at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens and Professional Services Research Fellow at the University of Winchester, where he was formally Dean of Spiritual Life, Director of the Winchester Institute for Contemplative Education and Pedagogy and lecturer in practical theology. Author of numerous books and articles he currently divides his time between the UK and his home in Northern France.