Bird in a cage*

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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Thu, 21/09/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This is the story of an obsessive quest behind barbed wire. Through their shared love of birds, a group of British POWs overcome hunger, hardship, fear and stultifying boredom.

The life affirming qualities of birds are movingly demonstrated in this inspiring story of these young men who were taken prisoner in the Second World War, and who overcame hardship and fear in captivity by studying birds. Their experiences leave them scarred, but set them on a path to becoming greats of the conservation movement. One of their number was Peter Conder, who, as director, transformed the RSPB into a powerful force for conservation.

This tale is not just about birds or war, but about the human spirit. Derek takes us through the despair, the suffering, the hope, and the laughter, showing us how a love of the natural world can help us in good times - and in bad.

You don’t need to be an ornithologist to enjoy this talk! 

Find full information here.

*This event is not organised by BBOWT.

BBOWT accepts no responsibility or liability for loss or damage as a result of use or reliance upon the information provided. 

Venue location

Methodist Church Hall, King Street,
Maidenhead,
Berkshire,
SL6 1EA

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Event information

Date
Thursday 21st September 2017
Time
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Price / Donation
£4 including refreshments
Category
Talk
Trust
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Methodist Church Hall, King Street,
Maidenhead,
Berkshire,
SL6 1EA
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Contact details
Tel: 01628 620473
Ken & Sheila Cottam