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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape

  • Centre:  Flatford Mill
  • Tutor:  Oliver Rackham
  • Dates : Sunday 13 April to Thursday 17 April
  • Times: Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape
  • Level: Intermediate
  • NON-RESIDENT: £360

Thank you for your interest in this course. There are places still available on the course but unfortunately the accommodation in the Centre is now fully booked. If you would consider attending as a non-resident, staying in a local B&B, please follow to this link for a list of local B&Bs in the Flatford area. If one of the providers has availability for you, please contact us to reserve your place on the course and then confirm with the B&B.


This course is a comprehensive exploration of the natural history and management of trees and woodlands and is suitable for anyone with a strong personal or professional interest in the status of woodlands in the British countryside.

Oliver Rackham shares his encyclopaedic knowledge through a series of illustrated lectures on woodland themes, complemented by field excursions to some of the finest ancient woodlands in Suffolk and Essex, plus a visit to the Suffolk Records Office to look at a variety of secondary sources.

Please note that brisk walking is involved on most days, but also a fair amount of standing and discussing, so you may find that bringing a chair-type walking stick is useful.

The content is appropriate for anyone wishing to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Oliver Rackham OBE is acknowledged as the national expert on the history and ecology of woodlands in the UK and is author of several major books on the history of the British countryside.

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