Sun, 14 Nov | Manchester Art Gallery

Conservation: Emily's Manchester, Then + Now

How green was Victorian Manchester? Did the urban poor have access to nature? We look at the city's green spaces & birding, then and now. What more can we do? Dr Anna Gilchrist hosts Professor Stuart Marsden, Hilary Wood, City of Trees. £8/£6
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Conservation: Emily's Manchester, Then + Now

Time & Location

14 Nov, 12:00
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester M2 3JL, UK

About the event

How green was Victorian Manchester? Emily Williamson lived in leafy Didsbury, but did the urban poor have access to nature? We look at the city's green spaces, then and now. What more can we do?

  • Professor Stuart Marsden, avid birder, on the history of Pomona Island, urban birding, brownfield sites and too-tidy cities.
  • Hilary Wood, first female warden at RSPB Leighton Moss, compares the dark days of 1980s conservation to the less macho 21st-century.
  • City of Trees director Jess Thompson on the link between wellbeing and nature. Is tree planting the latest trendy directive – or is it here to stay? How does it benefit the birds?
  • Dr Anna Gilchrist on the future-proofing and rewilding of Manchester’s urban spaces.

TICKETS £8/£6