Public Events

We run a program of talks and other events open to the public which complement our objective of preserving and protecting the South Downs National Park. Our aim is to update our members and supporters of our campaigns and activities.

Our Next Events

An Evening with Isabella Tree

Tuesday 14th November 2023 starting at 7pm at Pulborough Village Hall

The Friends of the South Downs are delighted to host Isabella Tree for a conversation about her work at Knepp Estate in West Sussex and her multiple publications about the Wilding project on the estate.

Isabella Tree is an award-winning journalist and author, and lives with her husband, the conservationist Charlie Burrell, in the middle of a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex. She is author of five non-fiction books. Her book Wilding, the story of the ambitious journey she and Charlie undertook to rewild their farm, has sold quarter of a million copies worldwide and been translated into 8 languages. It won the Richard Jefferies prize for nature writing, was shortlisted for the Wainwright prize and was one of the Smithsonian’s top ten science books for 2018. In 2022, Isabella served on the Mayor of London’s Rewilding London Task Force.

Donations for Knepp Wildland Foundation are gratefully appreciated.

Isabella’s photo courtesy of Anthony Cullen

Some Past Events