"Foula: Edge of the World" - Cambridge Natural History Society talk

Event Date: 
25 Oct 2018 -
18:45 to 20:30
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Cambridge Natural History Society presents: 

                                                                    Foula: Edge of the World 

                                                        Thursday 25th October 2018 6:45 – 8:30 pm

                                            David Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, off Pembroke St 


In 2017, Cambridge Zoology graduate Sam Buckton travelled to Foula, Shetland, one of the most remote permanently inhabited islands in the UK, to participate in a seabird-tagging project. Whilst there he became fascinated by the history of the island and its inhabitants. 

In this talk, he will describe the remarkable story of Foula's habitation and its intimate relationships between people, land and sea, drawing particularly on the account by wildlife photographer and film-maker Christopher Mylne of his time spent on the island as schoolmaster and lay missionary in the 1950s. 

The talk is dedicated to Christopher, who passed away in March this year, and includes many of his own stunning photographs. 

Tea and coffee will be available from 6:15 pm 

As this talk is part of the Festival of Ideas there is no admission charge, though donations towards the costs of running CNHS events are appreciated.