Join us in the evening round the charcoal burner where we will bring together writers, artists, academics, politicians and scientists, along with those working in woodlands to contemplate new ways of living and working in forests, hopefully provoking curiosity and inspiring us all to think differently about the world around us.
Tony leads the Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing programme at The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (the RSA), an organisation that believes in the power to enrich society through ideas and action. He is author and co-author of many books and reports on economic reform including People Powered Prosperity: Ultra-local approaches to making poorer places wealthier, the Reality of Now: how social processes drive organisational behaviour, Stakeholder Banks: the benefits of banking diversity and the best-selling economic textbook, Where Does Money Come From? A guide to the UK monetary and banking system.
Alun has been Executive Director for PEFC UK Ltd (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) since January 2010. PEFC has over 300 million hectares of forests certified in 39 countries and is the world’s largest forest certification scheme. Over 20,000 companies around the world are certified to pass on sustainable timber based products in their supply chains.
Design scientist and systems theorist Melissa Sterry is recognised as a world leading authority on the science, technology and thinking that could help build a better world. One of the world’s most high profile futurists, Melissa consults to both private and public sector clients globally. Specialising in futures in the built environment, utilities, manufacturing, engineering, design, publishing, media and communications, she has contributed to groundbreaking projects as far and wide as the United States, South and South East Asia, and Europe.
The charcoal burner is kindly supplied by Heart Wood.