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Author talk at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

January 3, 2015

Gabriel Hemery

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet are delighted to announce that they will be giving a public talk about The New Sylva at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on 29th January.

We will talk about the making of The New Sylva and the importance of trees to society and the environment.

Books will be available to purchase, signed by the authors.

The New Sylva

Author talk at Surrey History Centre

August 18, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

Author Gabriel Hemery will be talking about The New Sylva at the Surrey History Centre in Woking at 1430 on 4th October. The centre is just 14 miles from the John Evelyn’s birthplace at Wotton House.

Gabriel’s talk will be illustrated with the exquisite drawings of artist Sarah Simblet. An exhibition about John Evelyn’s work will be on show alongside Evelyn’s letters, diaries and copies of Sylva which are now in the care of Surrey History Centre.

Bloomsbury, the publisher of The New Sylva, has kindly donated a copy of the book to be given away to one lucky member of the audience at the event on 4 October. Signed copies will be available to purchase.

To read more about the talk and to book your place – see here



Authors talk at the Chalke Valley History Festival

June 29, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

Hemery and Simblet at Chalke Valley History Festival

Hemery and Simblet at the Chalke Valley History Festival. Photo CVHF.

Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet enjoyed talking about the history of forestry in Britain, of John Evelyn and his Sylva, and the making of The New Sylva at the Chalke Valley History Festival.

They had a large and informed audience, with questions from the floor ranging from whether sweet chestnut bark spirals both clockwise and anticlockwise (and whether it changes in the northern or southern hemisphere), the technical details of the paper that artist Sarah Simblet uses, to wanting more information about the Sylva Foundation and its work in tackling Chalara ash dieback (see the Living Ash Project:

Afterwards they signed books with support from Waterstones (who promptly sold out). Note that signed copies are available to purchase online at the shop of the Sylva Foundation (proceeds to charity).


Gabriel Hemery talks about the making of The New Sylva

June 6, 2013

Gabriel Hemery

Gabriel Hemery will be talking about the making of The New Sylva at the Chilterns Woodland conference tomorrow. More information and last-minute booking is available here

A talk and exhibition in Edinburgh

January 10, 2011

Gabriel Hemery

OneOak exhibition at RGBEI am in Edinburgh this coming weekend to promote the Sylva Foundation’s OneOak project.

On Friday 14th January 2011 I will be giving a public talk at Forest Research’s Northern Research Station.  The talk starts at 1400 and is open to the public plus entrance is free.  You can find out more here.

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January 2011 I will be at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh running a two-day exhibition.  This will be a hands-on event featuring the OneOak project; combining film, art and science.  The exhibition is open from 1230 – 1530, and is run jointly by the Sylva Foundation and colleagues from Forest Research.  You can find out more here.

Read more about the OneOak project.

Gabriel Hemery

Talk at Oxford Botanic Garden

November 29, 2010

Gabriel Hemery

I’m giving a talk at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden at 8pm today.

My talk is one of number of lectures this Autumn as part of a series on The future of crops and is entitled:

The OneOak project: using science and art to revive Britain’s wood culture
Trees, woodlands and their product, wood, surround our lives.  In Britain today, people who access or connect with woodlands do so through a society that cherishes the beauty of the treescape and the wildlife it supports.  A new dawn is breaking for forestry.  Can we manage forests for carbon, grow fibre for wood heat and energy, and adapt to climate change, while continuing to meet existing objectives from UK forests?  The forestry sector needs to engage with society.  The Sylva Foundation’s OneOak project aims to do this through science and art, focussing on the full life story of one oak tree.

The talk starts at 8pm, Monday 29th November 2010.  More details here.

Gabriel Hemery

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