Buckholt Forest, Hampshire, in Drayton's Poly-Olbion
Michael Drayton's allegorical representation of Buckholt Forest, Hampshire, in Poly-Olbion

Conference at St John's, Oxford, Easter 2005

Linked Sessions at the International Medieval Congress, 2008





More than seventy people took part in a Forum at St John's College in April 2005 at which the project was discussed with invited members of the academic, charitable, conservation, heritage, business, and government communities. The project aims to produce a resource for academic research and public awareness. Among many compliments received was this from a representative of a UK national agency: 'It was a breathtakingly successful conference; probably the most inspiring I have been to in the last 35 years!' The Proceedings were published in August 2005.Click on the link in the left-hand panel to view the programme.

An even larger number of people attended the series of panels organised for the International Medieval Congress in 2008. The congress was held as usual at Leeds. The nine papers by the contributors plus the respondent's comments will be published later in 2010 as John Langton and Graham Jones (eds), Forests and Chases of Medieval England and Wales (Oxford, St John's College, 2010), and distributed through Oxbow Books.