Silent Spring revisited  -  Conor Jameson

Conor last visited the BOS in May 2016 to talk about his book Looking for the Goshawk. This time Conor will talk about what inspired him to write his new book, and what he discovered when he looked into Rachel Carson's impact at the time of her era-defining book, and whether her warnings have been adequately heeded, acted upon, and remembered.

Half a century on, the question is, was she right?  American scientist and author Rachel Carson is said to have sparked the modern day environmental movement with the publication of Silent Spring in 1962.  She made vivid the prospect of life without birdsong.  Conor’s revealing and engaging tale plots milestone events in conservation, popular culture and political history in the British Isles and beyond.  Around this he weaves his own observations and touching personal experiences

HS2

Construction work on HS2 Phase One is due to commence in 2018, with completion scheduled for 2026. HS2 crosses the BOS area from Brackley to Southam via Chipping Warden. Read more ...

The Long Day Count is carried out by teams of observers in each of the twelve 10km squares recording the number of bird species seen during a maximum of 12 daylight hours on the second Sunday in May each year.   Read more ...

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