21 November 2017

New Wytham Room exhibition set for launch at Museum of Natural History

The Wytham Woods team are preparing to launch a new exhibition at the end of the month, in the Wytham Room of the Museum of Natural History.

Wytham Woods were bequeathed to the University in 1943 and have been carefully managed ever since to facilitate world-leading science while also preserving the landscape’s natural beauty.

The free exhibition, Into the Woodlands, will mark both the 75th anniversary of the Wytham bequest and the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, which made Britain’s woodlands accessible to all. It features forest-inspired work by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood, Robin Wilson, Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley and Richard Lawrence. It runs until late May.

To mark the launch of the exhibition, the Museum will be holding a discussion between nature writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Stanley Donwood from 6.30 to 9pm on Thursday 30 November. Tickets cost £5 and can be booked online.