Trees and forests in British society - Conference programme

The conference programme covered 3 days: April 13th to April 15th 2010.

Programme in detail (PDF-80K)

Day 1 - 13th April 2010

Well-being and social values

  • Keynote speakers: Prof Richard Mitchell (Glasgow University and Outdoor Health Network); Dr Chad Staddon (University of the West of England)
  • Research papers: Various authors
  • Practice and delivery showcase: Examples from England, Wales and Scotland
  • Opinion pieces: Mr David Pritchard (Chair UK Arts and Environment Network); Prof Andrew Church (University of Brighton); Judith Hanna (Social Science Principal Specialist  Natural England)

Parallel sessions

  • Well-being: Diverse social benefits from woodlands          
  • Economic perspectives: Valuation and social evaluation    

Day 2 - 14th April 2010

Forest Governance, Policy and Research Linkages

  • Keynote speakers: Prof Margaret Shannon(IUFRO Forest Policy and Governance Coordinator); Prof Bill Slee (Macaulay Land Use Research Institute)
  • Research papers:  Various authors
  • Practice and delivery showcase: Examples from England, Wales and Scotland
  • Opinion pieces: Dr Gabriel Hemery(Chief Executive, Sylva Foundation); Mr Keith Kirby (Senior Forestry and Woodland Officer, Natural England); Mr Mike Townsend (Senior Advisor - Evidence & Policy, The Woodland Trust)

Parallel sessions

  • Communities and Woodlands                          
  • Forest science and evidence at the policy interface      

Day 3 - 15th April 2010

Field visit to Glasgow.  Visiting Forestry Commission Scotland work at the Woods In and Around Towns (WIAT) sites at Easterhouse and Drumchapel.  Discussions with members of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership.