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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

early 1980s Noel Jackson, Associate Tutor since the 1980s - FSC Malham Tarn

I first visited Malham Tarn Field Centre with the extra-mural department of Durham University and was delighted to be asked back as a tutor.

Henry Disney was Warden and he encouraged an atmosphere akin to an Oxbridge College. On the first evening all the tutors were asked to forgather for sherry in the Senior Common Room (now the library).  In those days the food wasn’t particularly special but Henry encouraged us to fill our flasks with what he referred to as the ‘ spécialité de la maison’ – hot orange squash.  I still do that every time I go back to Malham to keep the tradition alive.