Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper

What Nature Does for Britain

Romantic Poets/
Sat 07 March 2015

Tony Juniper

What Nature Does for Britain

Tony Juniper
Sat 07 March 2015,

Ecology meets economics head on as environmental campaigner Tony Juniper evaluates the UK’s natural capital. He argues that far from being worthless or an impediment to progress, nature provides much needed support systems and the damage we are causing to them make no economic sense.

Part of the Nature Writing Day.

Bristol was central to the birth of Romanticism. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed and worked in the city; the first edition of the Lyrical Ballads was published in Bristol. Our Romanticism programme for spring 2015 celebrates Bristol of the time – including the life of Thomas Chatterton, Hannah More, Wordsworth, Coleridge and others in the city – but brings the issues debated then right up to date. The Romantics focused on nature and the emotions, place and the environment. As part of the series of events, we present a day that looks at how nature has inspired writers of poetry and prose, contributed to personal healing and provided a new approach for environmental campaigns.

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