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THE STATE OF NATURE IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

November 08, 2024

‘The state of nature in North Yorkshire: How do we know what plants and animals there are in our county, how well they are faring and how well protected they are?

a talk by Professor Alistair Fritter CBE FR

Alastair has been a member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for nearly 50 years. He has had a long-standing engagement with Askham Bog, chairing its then Management Committee until 1985 and jointly writing ‘A Wood in Ascam’, an account of its natural history, with Clifford Smith, one of the founders of the (then) Yorkshire Naturalists’ Trust.

Alastair is a naturalist and ecologist, with plants and moths as his main taxonomic interests, and has written several natural history guides and books, some jointly with his father, Richard Fitter, who was a pioneer in this area until he died in 2005. Alastair’s career was at the University of York, where he ended his time as Professor of Ecology, Head of the Biology Department and finally Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005.

Alastair has been a council member of the Natural Environment Research Council and of the Science Advisory Committee of Natural England, and President of the British Ecological Society, among other things, but nowadays prefers to focus his activities in Yorkshire, where he currently chairs the Trustees of the Yorkshire Arboretum and acts as President of the River Foss Society.

This meeting will be face to face in the York Medical Society rooms and also shared via Zoom.

Please confirm your preference for in person or virtual attendance and if you want to join us for supper afterwards.

Event open to York Medical Society Members and their guests only

After the meeting – two course dinner with wines £25 per head.

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Date:
November 8
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue

York Medical Society
23 Stonegate
York, North Yorkshire YO1 8AW United Kingdom
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Phone:
01904 849821
Website:
https://www.yorkmedsoc.org