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CPRE Norfolk Annual Lecture & AGM 2022

CPRE Norfolk's Annual Lecture - Wild Child, Wilder Norfolk

CPRE Norfolk’s 2022 Annual Lecture was a fascinating talk by author, journalist & President of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Patrick Barkham entitled ‘Wild Children – Wilder Norfolk’

This exciting lecture was held at Dereham Memorial Hall on Thursday 26th May 2022 and followed the CPRE Norfolk AGM.

Patrick Barkham speaking at the CPRE Norfolk Annual Lecture 2022

Wild Children – Wilder Norfolk

We know that being outside makes us happy and keeps us well. And yet today’s children spend less time outdoors than prisoners. How can we fix this?

Patrick Barkham drew on his own experiences as a parent and as a forest school volunteer to explore the relationship between children and nature. No matter who we are, or where we live, we can still find joy and wonder in the neighbourhood nature that surrounds us. And wilder children could be the key to creating a wilder, greener, happier Norfolk.

There was time after the lecture for questions from the audience.


About Patrick Barkham

Patrick Barkham and a copy of his book, Wild Child

Patrick Barkham is an award-winning author and the Guardian’s Natural History Writer. His books include The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, Coastlines, Islander and Wild Child. He has edited an anthology of British nature writing, The Wild Isles, and is currently writing a biography of Roger Deakin as well as being the President of Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

He was born and raised near Reepham and now lives in Hoveton with his family.


CPRE Norfolk AGM 2022

Members and guests were welcomed to the 50th Annual General Meeting of CPRE Norfolk.

The Chairman’s report, Treasurer’s report and 2021 accounts presented at the meeting can be found in the 2021 Trustees’ Annual Report.

Condolences were expressed for the loss of Rosalie Monbiot, former vice president.

David Hook was presented with a special contribution award in recognition of his work and long service to CPRE Norfolk.

David Hook is presented with a special contribution award by the treasurer, George Ridgway in recognition of his work and long service to CPRE Norfolk.