KATHY STEARNE PhD, CEnv, BSc

EXPERIENCED LECTURER & WORKSHOP ORGANISER

 

Kathy is a successful lecturer and mentor. Having experience in private consultancy, organising lectures, activity workshops and study trips. She is an experienced destination lecturer, having had a love of travel for many years. She has visited places as far afield as New Zealand, Israel and America for business and pleasure and business: More recently cruising round the Baltic, Norway, Iceland, the Mediterranean and the Canaries.

Kathy also has a passion for the countryside and history, working in Agriculture and conservation since 1980. Kathy gained a doctorate in agricultural history and ecological management of river valleys from Imperial College London in 2004. She presently runs a consultancy for land owners and farmers in Hampshire on conservation (in the widest sense of the word), ecology, and hydrology. Kathy is an accomplished crafts woman from fused/ leaded glass and Church bell ringing to lace making, embroidery, and quilting (exhibiting at the festival of quilts Birmingham NEC).

Kathy has a range of Presentations on; Designations, British traditions, and the countryside, which can be tailored to destinations or seasons as required.

 

TOPICS:

  • Beautiful Norway – Flora and fauna, and social history.

  • Volcanoes in the Sea - Geology of Norway. Iceland and the North Atlantic.

  • Vikings and their Voyages. Where they went how and why.

  • Ringing the Changes – A heavy metal band; church bell ringing, can be tailored to Christmas / Easter time if needed.

  • Through a Window Brightly- Stained Glass history - can be tailored to Christmas / Easter time; or a specific church destination.

  • Country Lanes – Fact and Fiction of Trees and Flowers – can be tailored to the seasons.

  • Tangled Threads; Bobbin Lace making with demonstrations, can be tailored to specific destinations.

  • Myth and Magic of Water Meadows; History of water meadows in Wessex.

  • The Art of the Drowner; Ecology of water meadows. 

 

 

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