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'Animal Nature' explored at day-long workshop

Where: Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud

When: Saturday, February 23, 9am-7pm

A one-day workshop is being held at the Museum in the Park Pavilion in Stroud at which delegates will seek to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of animals.

'Animal Nature', which takes place on Saturday, February 23, is being organised by the Stroud-based Crossfields Institute who researches, promotes and provides integrative and inclusive approaches to education and organisational development.

The focus of the day is our human relationship to the animal world. We start small by investigating the organisms that live in, and indeed make, the soil that we rely on to grow food. Then we will consider the true nature of the animals that we have domesticated on farms.

After lunch, provided as part of the workshop, we will explore our own natures and how the animal world is both part of us and provides external symbols and metaphors to develop our understanding and guide our behaviour.

The day will be a mix of talks, practical exercises and discussion in the beautiful setting of Stratford Park.

A number of experts have been lined up to speak at the event. In the morning, Dr Liz Hamilton from the University of Gloucestershire will speak on 'Animals Underground', while Ed Berger, biodynamic land manager of the Ruskin Mill Trust, will then lead a session about 'Seeing the Animal Whole'.

After lunch, Roger Duncan, a systemic family therapist, will lead a session entitled 'Encountering Animal'; Dr Isis Brook, a research Fellow at Crossfields Institute International, will speak on 'Animal Ethics: Perspectives'; and Jonathan Code, Director and researcher at Crossfields Institute International will lead a session on 'Animals & Transformation'.

The cost of the day is £65 for full attendance (light lunch included). To book a place, call 01453 808118 or email jane.tyler@crossfieldsinstitute.com 

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