EIGHTH WEEK NEWSLETTERWe hope you have been enjoying our newsletter! The bad news is that as we come to the end of term, we are in discussion over whether the newsletter should go forward. The good news is, this newsletter is a particularly interesting one! Find out about the controversies surrounding the "invasive species" concept, … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 5
SEVENTH WEEK NEWSLETTERHi all! It has been a good week for those who are missing visiting wildlife. Local nature reserves are re-opening, WWT centers are letting people through their doors and Chester Zoo has now been allowed to open for the public. We hope that you are finding ways to get outside to re-engage with … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 4
SIXTH WEEK NEWSLETTERHappy sixth week! We have a lot this week to get excited about including a documentary about a conservation success story, an essay competition to get involved in and Tuesday was World Peatland Day! ~ The OUNCS Committee#BlackBirdersWeek Keep an eye out on social media for #BlackBirdersWeek, organised by @BlackAFinSTEM. The idea is … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 3
FIFTH WEEK NEWSLETTERWelcome to another weekly update about all things conservation related. Find out this week about carnivorous peat bog plants, some promising news about coral reefs and how you can both watch and help conserve wildlife across the globe.We would also like to thank everyone who applied for committee positions this week, we now … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 2
Due to the absence of speaker events this term, the OUNCS committee have compiled weekly newsletters with conservation content and news sent out to members on our mailing list. We will upload these newsletters onto this section of the website so that anyone can access them (as we know term time is pretty hectic!) and … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 1
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Prof Nathalie Seddon's talk next week about the Nature-based Solutions Initiative has unfortunately been cancelled. Instead we will be having a break so feel free to take the evening off! Details about our other talks can be found on our Facebook page.
Please note that Derek Gow's talk on rewilding on Thursday 7th February will now be held in the Department of Plant Sciences.
The first of our practical events in 2015 was held on Saturday 28th November at Harcourt Arboretum, situated in the village of Newnham Courtney, a mere 20-minute bus ride from the centre of Oxford. Harcourt Arboretum belongs to the University of Oxford, and alongside the Botanic Gardens it houses the University’s collection of living floral … Continue reading Harcourt Arboretum
This year, Oxford Nature Conservation Society kicked off with a guided tour of the wonderful Wytham Woods from Head Forester Nigel Fisher. After a cycle up to the woods from Balliol College (well, in my case a cycle and a walk because you can always rely on your bike to break down mid-cycle!) in the surprisingly nice … Continue reading Fresher’s Event 2014: Walk on the Wytham side of Life