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Mar
21

Tuesday’s Cafe: Valuing Nature

Following on from this month’s film night’s exploration of our experiential relationship to nature, and how art, geography and archaeology can shed light on nature’s place in our lives, Tuesday 19th March’s Cafe examined the relationship with nature that is enacted through public policy, and particularly the increasingly popular ‘ecosystem services‘ model for thinking about [...]

Mar
11

Next Cafe: The Future for Wales – Valuing Nature

Following on from our exploration of how we experience nature and how scientific thought frames the natural world, we turn on the 19th of March in our regular Cafe slot (8.00pm in the Cafe Bar at the Gate) to examine the theme of ‘Valuing Nature’. In recent years, policymakers and economists have begun to show [...]

Mar
11

Thursday’s Film Night: Animate Earth

How do people in industrialised, technological societies relate to nature? Do we recognise ourselves as part of nature, our societies embedded within living systems that surround and sustain us, or do we view ourselves as separated from a natural world that is nothing but malleable matter to be put to whatever use we wish? Do [...]

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