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What is Landscape?

Saturday 9 Dec, 11am - 4pm

Explore the personal meanings of Landsape

Many people care deeply about landscape, but why does it matter to us so much?  ‘What is Landscape?’ will explore the varied and often highly personal meanings that landscape has for us.  There will be short talks by four of the UK’s leading landscape thinkers, followed by an open discussion.

This event is organised by the ‘Changing Landscapes’ research network, originally funded by the AHRC through the Landscape Decisions Programme, with assistance from the University of Reading Landscapes Research Group and rural historian, Jeremy Burchardt in the Department of History.

Explore further with this online exhibition in which members of staff at The MERL selected photos from the archives and shared their personal connections with the landscapes featured.

For more inforamtion about the speakers and the roundtable panelists please visit


£10 (including refreshments) 

£22 (including refreshments and lunch) *Deadline for booking tickets including lunch is 23rd November.*