Rana Mitter hosts a debate asking if in the hunger for new ideas we are forgetting the lessons of the past. With shepherd James Rebanks and cultural anthropologist Veronica Strang.
In the hunger for new ideas, are we forgetting the hard-earned lessons of the past? Rana Mitter chairs a discussion recorded in front of an audience at this year's Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead .
James Rebanks is the Cumbrian shepherd sharing his farming knowledge with thousands of followers on his twitter account @herdyshepherd1
His book A Shepherd's Life has been reprinted several times since its publication earlier this year.
Professor Veronica Strang is a cultural anthropologist based at Durham University and the author of The Meaning of Water.