Learning Lunchtime Talk - A Tale of Trees In Derek's own words: We are a nation that loves its ancient woods and trees. We prize our sturdy oaks, craggy pines, bluebells and primroses, badgers and dormice...But only a generation ago we were all set to wipe them out. It was said that in the space of just 30 years, nearly half of our ancient woods were destroyed. How and why did this happen? And who prevented them all being lost? A Tale of Trees features the voices of those who cut down the woods and those who saved what was left. It is a story full of tragedy and heroism, ingenuity and blindness. And it will inspire the reader to go out and explore more ancient woods, and delight in our natural treasures. Derek will be selling and signing copies of his book on the day. Talks are approx. 1 hour long, with time for questions. Feel free to grab a tea or coffee from the Lakeside Cafe beforehand and take it in with you! Price They are free to attend but we ask for a donation to cover our costs. If you have any questions about this event, please call 01234 767037 or email us.