March 12th 7.30pm: You never miss the water till the streams run dry – a talk by Doug Kennedy

For personal reasons, Doug is unable to bring us this fascinating talk in March. We have agreed to postpone it until July and will announce the exact date shortly – Please contact the museum for a refund if you have already purchased a ticket or simply hang on to your ticket until July

Thursday TBA July 7.30pm £6 (£4 for members)

The Chiltern Hills have nine chalk streams, in addition to the many springs that rise below the scarp from Ewelme to Wendover, many of which feed the River Thame through tributaries. Chalk streams are a globally rare phenomenon, the majority of which occur in England but they have been getting shorter and more intermittent over the past half century. This fascinating illustrated talk describes the streams and explains the causes of the problem and what is being done about it.

About the Speaker:  Doug Kennedy

Doug has a life-long passion for landscape and nature, possessing first and master’s degrees in biological and environmental studies. In recent years he has produced photo-books of the Chilterns, Thame Valley, and English regions. His most recent is a larger volume, Wildlife Of The Pennine Hills which was published in September. He has headed up three major environmental projects since 2000, including Save The River Thame. His current campaign is to restore the Chiltern chalk streams, initially within the Chilterns Society and now heading up the Chalk Rivers Action Group.  Some of Doug’s books will be available to buy at the talk.