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From the Ground Up: James Boyce & Elsa Noterman

From the Ground Up: The Gathering Archive James Boyce & Elsa Noterman in-conversation

Revisit some highlights from our mini-festival 'From the Ground Up: The Gathering', which took place on 16 July 2022. Find out more about the day and the full programme by clicking here

Fenland communities fought to keep their common land for over a hundred years. Strategies to quash these lively resistance movements in the 17th century became a blueprint for Britain’s Imperial project. Access to space in Cambridgeshire remains contested; the countryside and parts of the City are inaccessible to many. How can we learn from the past, change structures of ownership and control, to re-shape access to public space and the land? Join James Boyce, award-winning author of Imperial Mud: the Fight for the Fens, 2020, in conversation with Dr Elsa Noterman, Junior Research Fellow and Director of Studies for Geography at Queens' College Cambridge.

The video archive is subtitled; please click here for a downloadable transcript of the talk.

You can also find the talk available as a podcast across all podcasting platforms, including on our Sounder account by clicking here.

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