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Book Club

New for 2021!

Welcome to the RFS Book Club

Over the coming months we will be talking to well-known authors about their books and inviting you to join in on line and ask the authors your questions.  We are aiming for a mix of topics to appeal to a wide readership and hope you will enjoy getting together to discuss a wide range of themes.

We will be giving you plenty of time to read each book and where possible we are arranging for a special book discount, available when you register for each event. Book Club is free to members but spaces are limited.

You do not need to ‘attend’ each meeting, but pick and choose those books that appeal to you.

To register for an event, follow the links below.


Inaugural Book Club:

Thursday 25 February 6pm with Fiona Stafford

Long Life Of Trees Cover
Fiona Stafford 

The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford

 A Sunday Times Nature Book of the Year featuring our millennia-long relationship with 17 different tree species and exploring how each species has inspired stories, songs, paintings and religious and patriotic devotions. This charming book will appeal to a broad readership.

More details here.





Thursday 29 April 6pm with Keith J Kirby

Europes Changing Woods And Forests
 Keith Kirby

Europe’s Changing Woods and Forests edited by Keith J Kirby and Charles Watkins

The ecology of European forests has been transformed in the last few thousand years. This book brings together peer reviewed papers by many well-known names and will be of particular interest to all those looking to understand the latest science on where our woods have come from and how we can help them adapt to climate change and build resilience into woodlands.

More details here.



Watch out for more dates, books and authors....