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Controlling the Countryside

Dame Fiona Reynolds, lately of the National Trust, and Simon Thurley, CEO of English Heritage, join a panel debating whether we have lost touch with nature.

Are our policy makers too urban in their outlook? Have we lost touch with nature? On stage at Free Thinking to debate the issue are: Dame Fiona Reynolds, former head of the National Trust; Simon Thurley, CEO of English Heritage and author of The Building of England and The Men from the Ministry; Jon Alexander, reformed ad-man and founder of the newcitizenship project; rural sociologist Professor Mark Shucksmith, Director of Newcastle University's Newcastle Institute of Social renewal and Canon Dagmar Winter, Rural Affairs Officer for the Diocese of Newcastle. Samira Ahmed chairs the discussion.
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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