Conference 2016 Programme

Programme of Events

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Tuesday 28th June

from 8.30 Registration
10.00 Conference Opening Slide Show and welcome by Philip Hygate, Chairman, NAAONB
10.05 NAAONB Annual Review by Howard Davies, CEO, NAAONB
10.25 Plenary session chaired by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas
10.30 Dr Ruth Hall, Board member, NRW and former Chief Medical Officer for Wales – the health challenges that the UK faces and health beyond the high street (confirmed)
10.45 Rory Stewart MP, Under Secretary of State, Defra – the health challenges that the UK faces and health beyond the high street
11.00 Chris Lea, Welsh Government – the relevance of natural beauty to the well-being of future generations
11.15 Q & A to above speakers
11.45 Coffee break
12.00-16.00 A choice of briefings and “market place” case stories on national areas of work and other themes including planning, communications, raising non-exchequer funding, biodiversity, sustainable tourism etc.
13.30 Buffet lunch to allow people to attend the market place
16.00 Coffee break
16.30 Bowland Award Showcases
17.30 Finish and time for fringe meetings
19.00 Reception, Bowland Award voting, dinner and ceremony
Late bar facilities til midnight

Wednesday 29th June

From 7.00-8.30 Breakfast
from 9.00 Field trips with lunch
By 18.00 Return to Lilleshall
19.30-20.30 Informal buffet dinner and quiz
Late bar facilities til midnight

Thursday 30th June

7.30-8.30 Breakfast
9.00 Gavin Atkins, MIND – a review of nature-based interventions for mental health
9.20 Hannah Elton-Wall, Artspace – how natural beauty enables people living with dementia, their carers (both family and professional), to reconnect with the landscape in a sociable and creative way with particular reference to mindscape
9.40 Martin Roberts – the health and wellbeing benefits of natural beauty as part of the Villes Project and NSPCC schools programme
10.00 Coffee break
10.30 Dr Caroline Jessel, NHS England – the benefits of the environment and its natural beauty with particular reference to your work as Chair of Dandelion Time
10.50 Kate Wood, Activate – the influence of landscape on art and health and wellbeing
11.10 Dr Denise Hewlett, University of Winchester – the value of tranquillity to health and wellbeing
11.30 ‘Question Time’ panel debate chaired by Chris Woodley-Stewart, NAAONB Vice Chairman
12.20 Landscapes for Life Award ceremony – photo opportunities
12.55 Chairman’s closing statements
13.00 Close