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Woodland Wonder: Surrey Hills Symposium 2023

Wednesday, 29th November @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Why trees matter: from our personal journeys to helping the planet.

Be inspired by Woodland Wonder in the Surrey Hills National Landscape and beyond at this year’s Symposium hosted by the University of Surrey.

We will be joined in our Woodland Wonder marketplace by local businesses providing nature based experiences, artists inspired by woodlands, forestry advisory services, partners and much more.

Enjoy some light refreshments in the marketplace which will be followed by our Symposium in the lecture theatre. This will include…

Welcome from

Prof Richard Murphy, Programme Director Centre for Environment and Sustainability University of Surrey

Kathy Atkinson, Chair of the Surrey Hills Board

A live performance from Freewheelers Theatre and Media Company, as premiered at this year’s WonderDusk event at Box Hill in September.

Personal stories and perspectives: Why do woodlands matter? What do trees mean to you?

Sir William Worsley, Chair of the Forestry Commission

Tom Hill, Tree & Woodland Advisor National Trust & Ancient Tree Forum Trustee

Cora Pfarre, Head Forester Maydencroft


Followed by a Q&A – we want to hear from you! Send in your questions for our panel to surreyhills@surreycc.gov.uk

Closing remarks from Gordon Jackson, Chair of the Surrey Hills Society & Surrey Hills Trust Fund.

Concluding with a viewing of the Surrey Hills Arts WonderDusk film.

Click here to visit the University of Surrey page regarding access to the Rik Medlik building. This includes images of the facilities. Wheelchair access to the building is through the main entrance for the marketplace and via a ramp outside the building for the lecture theatre. Detailed instructions will be provided in the joining information email in due course.


University of Surrey
Rik Medlik Building
Guidlford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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