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See us on BBC Countryfile this weekend

posted on November 2, 2017
BBC One Countryfile

Watch us on BBC One Countryfile

We’re looking forward to seeing the Sylva Wood Centre on BBC Countryfile this Sunday evening.

The programme team visited us, with presenter Matt Baker, to see sculptor Simon Clements at work on the Tree Charter Poles (read more), Nick Keighley’s mobile sawmill in action, and local school students enjoying a Forest School session in young woodland in the Future Forest and woodland on the Earth Trust’s neighbouring land.

The programme will be broadcast on 5th November at 6.15pm on BBC One. You will be able watch the programme online here

Willowcroft Community School children with Matt Baker for BBC Countryfile

Willowcroft Community School children with Matt Baker for BBC Countryfile

 

 


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BBC investigates future forests

posted on May 26, 2017

The Future of Forestry was this week’s theme on the BBC Radio 4 flagship environmental programme Costing the Earth.

BBC Costing The Earth

BBC Costing The Earth

The main question posed was whether Britain could revive its forestry and provide for more of its own needs.

BBC reporter Tom Heap came to interview Sylva’s CEO Gabriel Hemery at the Sylva Wood Centre. He also spoke with one of our resident furniture makers Jan Waterston, our current craftsperson-in-residence in partnership with Rycotewood Furniture Centre. The programme also featured Stuart Goodall from Confor, and Matt Larsen-Daw from the Woodland Trust.

The programme is available on the BBC iPlayer.


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Talking trees and forests with BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz

posted on October 27, 2014
BBC Radio Oxford

Gabriel Hemery on BBC Radio Oxford

On Sunday our Chief Executive Gabriel Hemery was interviewed by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on BBC Radio Oxford. He talked about forests and the work of the Sylva Foundation, and The New Sylva book which was released in the US last week.

“It’s terrific to have a wood evangelist on the show!” Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor

You can listen to the programme on the BBC website for one week only (fast forward to 1:08)


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Wood and Trees – War and Remembrance

posted on July 2, 2014
BBC Radio 3 - Free Thinking

BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking

Sylva CEO Dr Gabriel Hemery joined artists Paul Gough and Gail Ritchie to discuss, with presenter Samira Ahmed, the meaning of trees and wood in war and peacetime for BBC Radio 3′s Free Thinking.

Discussions ranged from Paul Nash’s paintings of blasted tree stumps in the first world war and the army’s amazing periscope trees, to today’s commemorative planting initiatives. James Taylor from the Imperial War Museum also shared some fascinating insights into the role of wood in the Great War.

The programme was broadcast on 1st July but is available on the BBC website to listen again.

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Robert Penn (BBC Wild Wood) at Oxford University Woodland event — 30th November

posted on October 28, 2013
Robert filming BBC's Wildwood

Robert filming BBC’s Wildwood

We are pleased to welcome back Robert Penn to Oxford on the 30th November for a seminar — 2013 – An Extraordinary Year for Britain’s Woodlands seminar — to be held at Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE).

Robert Penn is an author, journalist, TV presenter and cyclist. As a journalist, Robert writes for the Financial Times, The Observer, Sunday Times and Conde Nast Traveller, as well as a host of cycling publications.

In 2012, Robert presented Tales from the Wild Wood, a six-part series for BBC4 about British Woodlands.

Robert has kindly agreed to speak at our event this year. We look forward to having a preview of his new book – Touch Wood: the story of the ash tree, to be published by Penguin in 2014.

For further information on the event on 30th November and to register please download the PDF or visit the OUDCE website.

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