Debating Nature's Value Network events

Picture of Debating Nature's Value advisory group meeting, with project leads Rupert Read and Aled Jones

This East Anglian research project on the value of nature, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, (AHRC), will host two events for network members and an art exhibition.

One event will be held at University of east Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, one event will be held at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge, and the exhibition will be at ARU's Ruskin Gallery, and will be open to the public.

Network Conference, April 2018, Cambridge

We are proud to announce our DNV conference will be held on Wednesday 11 April 2018, at Anglia Ruskin University's Cambridge campus. This event is an opportunity for network members to mark the end of the project, and for us to ensure the debate continues to capture different perspectives on policy regarding the conservation of our natural environment. Open to all interested parties, from practitioners, policy-makers, campaigners, the business and third sector communities, to artists and academics from all disciplines 

Register for this free one-day event via Eventbrite

Download the full agenda here

Art Exhibition, April 2018, Cambridge

The project has commissioned artwork from local artist, Rosanna Greaves, to be displayed as part of the Liquid Land exhibition at the Cambridge School of Art's Ruskin Gallery from Thursday 5 April to Saturday 21 April 2018.

This exhibition will coincide with the annual Sustainability Art Prize exhibition

Network Workshop, March 2017, Norwich

Our Debating Nature's Value (DNV) network held its first event at UEA in Norwich on 17 March 2017. Members of the network came together for a series of discussions exploring the philosophical, business, conservation campaigning and local Fen viewpoints. Speakers from Friends of the Earth, Anglian Water Services and Natural England, as well as many academics from different subject areas, gave their expert opinions before opening up questions and comments from the floor. 

Short papers by key contributors were circulated to attendees in advance. Those short papers can be read below. An E-book, to include some responses to the initial papers, will be available to download soon.