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Led by the Land: Landscapes

Kim Wilkie Interviewed by Graham Harvey

Saturday, 28 March 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Landscape architect Kim Wilkie reflects on our place in the environment, how past masters have fashioned it and on what the future could hold. He will also talk about the developer Aldred Drummond’s plan for a £1 billion smart city on the site of a former power station between the New Forest and the Solent.

Wilkie is renowned for his understanding of the way people have moulded their environment over the centuries and brings a reverence of the land and the species that inhabit it to his own work.  His classic book, Led by the Land, has been updated with fresh thoughts on farming and settlement and with new projects, from designs for new cities in Oman and England to Swansea’s Maggie’s Centre and plans for London’s Natural History Museum grounds.

Wilkie ran his own landscape practice for 25 years and now acts as a consultant and runs his farm in Hampshire. Current projects include a focus on regenerative farming combined with human settlement. He has been an advisor to governments and to public bodies including English Heritage and the National Trust. He is part of the project team working on a self-sustaining new settlement on the site of a former power station on the edge of the New Forest. He has drawn up a plan to stitch together the traditional New Forest landscape with the development and the coast.

Here he talks to food and farming journalist and scriptwriter for The Archers Graham Harvey.

This event is part of a series under the banner Pasture to Plate® that look at the environmental and health benefits of raising food on pasture and getting it to the consumer quickly through a short supply chain.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming