FOUW ‘Understanding Ullswater’ Evening Talks 2021

FOUW ‘Understanding Ullswater’ Evening Talks 2021

FOUW Ullswater Talks

FOUW ‘Understanding Ullswater’ Evening Talks 2021

All the talks will be FREE, but you are requested to make a voluntary contribution towards costs.

The choice of location will be made later depending upon the COVID regulations in force at the time


Time Location Theme Speaker
February 4th 19.30 ZOOM Wordsworth and Ullswater Jeff Cowton

Curator, Head of Learning, Wordsworth Trust


March 4th 19.30 ZOOM The challenges of  managing commonland in Ullswater Dr Julia Aglionby

Professor of Practice at University of Cumbria , Executive Director of the Foundation for Common Land.


April 8th 19.30 ZOOM The Geology and Landscape of the   Ullswater valley John Rodgers

President, Cumberland Geological Society


May 6th 19.30 ZOOM The Lake was saved – the story of Lord Birkett and the Ullswater Preservation Society  


 Miles MacInnes

Chair, Ullswater Preservation Society, Former Chair FOUW

June 10th 19.30 tbc The English Lake District World Heritage Site and the  National Trust


Jamie Lund

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Advisor,

National Trust

July 1st 18.00 tbc Archaeology in the Ullswater Valley


Eleanor Kingston

Archaeologist for the LDNPA


Aug 4th 14.00  

Lowther Gardens

Guided tour of Lowther Castle Gardens


Martin Ogle

Head Gardener Lowther Castle


Sept 2nd 19.30 tbc All the fun of the follies: Lyulph’s Tower and its context


Emeritus Prof Jane Taylor

Durham University

Oct 7th 19.30 tbc The Cumbrian Night Sky Stuart Atkinson
Nov 4th 19.30 tbc From Romans to Normans: the Lakeland Landscape


Geoff Cowell

Senior Volunteer




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