Amanda Read - E14 - 23rd May 2018 - Empathy Group.mp3 (18.74 MB)

Amanda Read - Presentation 23rd May 2018 - Empathy Group

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This item contains audio of the presentation by Amanda Read on 23rd May 2018 for the Empathy Group.

Amanda Read is a former Bath Spa MA student with a distinction in Creative Writing, and she is also a plant scientist who holds a Royal Horticultural Society Fellowship for Horticultural Taxonomy, studying plant diversity at the University of Reading, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Natural History Museum. She works as a programme manager of agricultural research for international development. She says her 'mission' in writing fiction is to enhance the perception of plants so that humans are inspired to act more sensitively towards them.

Amanda’s talk was a point by point critical analysis of how literary works can relate to, and potentially have a positive effect on, the ecosphere.