September 22-25, 2016
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Resurgence, The Resurgence Trust is to hold a three-day conference at Worcester College, Oxford from 22 to 25 September, featuring leading figures from the worlds of environmental activism, social justice, spirituality and the arts. Tickets go on sale in early May.
More than 50 speakers are already confirmed, including the poet Simon Armitage; Jonathan Bate, author and Provost of Worcester College; Paula Byrne, literary biographer; the physicist and philosopher Fritjof Capra; the author Charles Eisenstein; Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, chef and food campaigner; Mark Goldring, director of Oxfam, UK; the environmental artist Richard Long; Caroline Lucas, Britain’s first Green Party MP; the American environmental activist Bill McKibben; Michael Morpurgo, author and playwright; Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of Forum for the Future; the author Philip Pullman; David Puttnam, film-maker and educationalist; Vandana Shiva, environmental campaigner; Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and former director general of the National Trust; Chris Smith, former chair of the Environment Agency; and Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury.
The event will also feature music, poetry and dance, a celebratory dinner, and a special Resurgence Trust members’ event with the editors of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and our websites.