Registration: ‘Nature and Wellbeing Symposium’, Edinburgh

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Hannah Tweed

Date: Friday 23 June

Location: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2 Hope Park Square, Edinburgh

There are still some places available on the upcoming Nature and Wellbeing Symposium to be held at IASH, University of Edinburgh on Friday 23rd June.

The event features an (optional) Slow Walk around Holyrood Park, a talk by historian of therapeutic landscapes, Dr Clare Hickman, a roundtable on ‘Activities in ‘Nature’ for Improved Personal and Social Wellbeing: Practice and Research’ led by Rebecca Crowther, plenty of time for discussion and participation. This event will investigate the meaning of ‘nature’ and ‘wellbeing’ in different cultural, environmental, therapeutic, and research contexts. Expert speakers will share their experiences and expertise, identifying shared values and points of difference. The event will showcase the perspectives of practitioners involved in innovative and sustainable approaches to care, academics working in cultural, scientific and educational fields, and representatives of wellbeing initiatives and community groups. There will also be guided walks and activities and many opportunities to contribute to the discussion. The full timetable can be found here: https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/event/nature-and-wellbeing-symposium.

The event is free and you can book by emailing Samantha Walton at s.walton@bathspa.ac.uk, or by contacting iash@ed.ac.uk.

Organised by Dr Samantha Walton, Bath Spa University with the support of IASH and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. To find out more about Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing and to view speaker biographies, visit Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing.

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