May 14th 2024

Evening Talk: Finding W H Hudson-The Writer Who Came to Britain to Save the Birds

Presented by: Conor Mark Jameson

Just over a century after the death of W H Hudson our meeting features an expert insight and tribute to a man who is perhaps our most significant and most neglected writer -naturalist and wildlife campaigner.

W H Hudson was an Argentinian who arrived in Britain in 1874. He had a deep influence on the creation Bird Society (which became the RSPB) by its founding women. By the end of his life in 1922 he was a household name through his luminous and seminal nature writing and the Bird Society had achieved its goal of creating the first global alliance of bird protectionists. Shortly after his death the prime minister unveiled a monument and bird sanctuary in his honour in Hyde Park.

Location: Bishop’s Park Community Centre, Lancaster Way, Bishop’s Park, Bishop’s Stortford (next to Tesco) Postcode: CM23 4DA

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £ 3.00 for Stort Valley Members, £ 5.00 for Visitors

Contact Peter Allen                Telephone: 07876295456 or E-mail: peter2349@sky.com