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“The Seed Beneath The Snow”

<img src=”https://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/filming-1.jpg” alt=”David Fleming on Hampstead Heath, June 2010″ width=”490px” /> As film-makers we’ve been set a fascinating challenge – can we bring to life a set of ideas that could prove crucial to the future of our society? How can we do justice to the legacy of the unique writer, economist and ecologist, David […]

The Seed Beneath the Snow

What do you make of this? The topic could hardly be more urgent: our common future and how to survive it. We’re opening up for collaboration a major new documentary about the unique vision of the radical economist, David Fleming. This is the first of a dozen tasters for your feedback with ideas, events and […]

Oceans of Plastic

A summer evening with the Green Drinks crowd at Long Crendon, for a great presentation by Will McCallum of Greenpeace. He told a shocking story of just how bad the plastic pollution of our seas has become and how Greenpeace is campaigning to turn the tide.

Green Drinks Group Talks Electric Cars

Green Drinks is a group that meets in the Oxfordshire/Bucks borders to discuss all things green – as well as sharing a drink or two. This month the topic for discussion was electric cars – the joys and pitfalls of owning a Renault Zoe, and a new e-car sharing scheme in Oxford. Karen Dauncey introduces […]

Managing Fossil Fuel Decline

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade & International Climate Change in the UK, makes the case for the urgency of ensuring a smooth transition in revaluing the stranded assets of fossil fuel companies. These are the assets that the companies claim represent the value of the oil and gas they have […]

HWT Annual Report 2015-16

In the twelve months from August 2015 to August 2016 the Hedgerley Wood Trust has once more achieved all its learning objectives this year: enabling the public, and/or relevant professionals interfacing with the public, to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills of topics outlined in our mission statement. HWT: • Covered the 2016 Paris Climate […]

Green Drinks at Hedgerley Wood

On 9th September 2016, 24 environmentalists from neighbouring villages gathered at Hedgerley Wood for an evening that had ‘inspired and given hope, at last,’ – as one of them put it – ‘that the world can still be saved from climate catastrophe’. Their inspiration and hope sprang from a game-changing idea proposed by Nick Dunlop, the visionary founder of […]

Is Facebook anti-empathy?

Important for our empathy debate: The United States ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says your Facebook feed is keeping you from making the world better. It’s here.

Yes to Life – the cancer revolution

Suddenly immunotherapy (looking to the body’s own immune system to tackle cancer) is becoming all the rage, with articles like this one in the New York Times. And a new book, The Cancer Revolution, just out from the charity Yes2Life, describes how they have been working with this approach for a decade now, as they […]

Dr. Lucie Wilk Live at TedX Aylesbury

Dr. Lucie Wilk, argued that how we feel about ourselves, and the power we have over our own destiny, can affect even our health. Lucie is a medical doctor and a novelist and she is able to tap into both of these experiences to improve patient care.  

Roy Bailey Live at TedX Aylesbury

At the 2015 TedX Aylesbury event, Roy Bailey talked about his passionate socialist beliefs, sang his favourite folk songs and invited audience participation. Roy was described by Tony Benn as “the greatest socialist folk singer of his generation.”  They toured together in a remarkable two-man show. He was awarded an MBE in 2006, but returned it in protest […]

Climate Health Check

Why the ‘old story’ of climate change must remain the new story, not least in the context of human health which it profoundly threatens. Professor Hugh Montgomery makes a powerful case in his Climate Health Check, delivered at the 2014 CleanMed conference in Oxford. After his talk he spoke to Anuradha Vittachi about why he […]

We called it ‘ecoCasting’

We were excited in the noughties about the power of livestreaming. We called our version of it ‘ecoCasting’ because it represented participation in events without the carbon cost of travel – particularly flying. Here’s a taste of some of the events we covered live.  

Mosaic Earth Backstory

“It’s possible to develop a sustainable future for this planet, but it needs all of us to get involved” Kumi Naidoo, Director, Greenpeace  Mosaic Earth is coming of age. Mosaic Earth and her daughter Mosaics are en route to becoming a creative, empowering way to generate and empower individuals and communities everywhere to become visible, find […]

The Power of the Hut

Psychotherapist Chris Robertson reflects on spaces of healing beyond the consulting room – based on a favourite story told by Carl Jung. How can this help address the issue of the tendency to deny the reality of climate change?

Walking to Boo

Bluebell Wood, at the top of Hedgerley Wood, is where Boo Armstrong is buried. To ensure that it is protected for the future, the area has now been registered with a new Bluebell Wood Trust, ensuring that it can never be developed or sold.

A Blue Plaque for Boo Armstrong

Friends and family gathered three years after Boo’s death, for the unveiling of a plaque in her memory at Women+ Health in Camden, where Boo worked from the age of 20 – first as receptionist, then as director and fundraiser. It was the occasion for so many memories and tributes. You can support their work […]

HWT Annual Report 2014-15

In its second year – the twelve months from August 2014 to August 2015 – the Hedgerley Wood Trust has once more achieved all its learning objectives: enabling the public, and/or relevant professionals interfacing with the public, to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills of topics outlined in our mission statement. HWT: • Gave a […]

British boxing champ takes on Anuradha – in the ring and on climate change

Chris Fensom, who was crowned British Light Heavyweight (MMA) boxing champ this November, is very, very tall. Hence his nickname ‘The Giraffe’. Together with his follically-challenged friend Daren Headley, aka the Slaphead, he interviewed Anuradha Vittachi, founder of OneClimate, about climate change. The pair run a series of popular podcasts, The Slaphead and The Giraffe, usually bantering about lighter […]

HWT Annual Report 2013-14

In its first year – the twelve months from August 2013 to August 2014 – the Hedgerley Wood Trust has met all its objectives. More than a dozen videos have been produced in the fields of sustainable health and climate change for a number of non-profits. Multimedia support for conferences has included an interactive ‘exploratory’ […]

The One and Only

To mark the second anniversary of her death, we’ve put together these fragments of film and photographs as a remembrance of a truly remarkable woman – Boo Armstrong.

‘Ferocious Tenderness’ – with Jay Griffiths

In a powerful presentation the author of ‘Wild’ takes us to the Amazon to understand the human roots of culture and the ways it which it is threatened in the modern world. Are there nevertheless reasons for hope? Jay Griffiths was speaking at the 2015 meeting of the Climate Psychology Alliance on the theme of […]

High Octane Singers at Hedgerley Wood Trust event

August 2014 saw an audience in the amphitheatre at Hedgerley Wood enjoy a programme of songs and flute music from the High Octane singers, and a presentation on the work of the Hedgerley Wood Trust. This is one of a series of meetings and events arranged as part of the mission of the trust.