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March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Non-fiction
  • Place Weekend

The East Country: Jules Pretty

Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore
Tickets:
£7
£5 (27yrs and under)

Box Office:

Firstsite
(01206) 713700
http://www.firstsite.uk/

An assemblage of seventy-four tales, mixing memoir with natural history, cultural critique with spiritual reflection. Jules Pretty takes us on a journey through the timeless but ever-changing landscape of his own east country in Suffolk and Essex.

Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, where he is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor. His previous books include The Edge of Extinction (2014), This Luminous Coast (2011) and The Earth Only Endures (2007). Jules is s a Fellow of the Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Arts, former Deputy-Chair of the government’s Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE), and has served on advisory committees for a number of government departments and the Royal Society. He received an OBE from the UK government in 2006 for services to sustainable agriculture.

julespretty.com       @JulesPretty1

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s PLACE weekend in Colchester.  Click here for a list of events taking place as part of the hub.

 

Venue

Firstsite
Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH