Nature and Wellbeing Symposium, Friday 23 June, University of Edinburgh

nature and wellbeing

What do we mean when we talk about ‘nature’ and ‘wellbeing’? How do our understandings of these terms influence our perceptions of the relationship between flourishing ecosystems and human health, and how have nature and wellbeing relations changed historically? This event will investigate the meaning of ‘nature’ and ‘wellbeing’ in different cultural, environmental, therapeutic, and research contexts. Expert speakers will share their experiences and expertise, identifying shared values and points of difference. The event will showcase the perspectives of practitioners involved in innovative and sustainable approaches to care, academics working in cultural, scientific and educational fields, and representatives of wellbeing initiatives and community groups. There will also be guided walks and activities and many opportunities to contribute to the discussion.

Location: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2 Hope Park Square, EH8 9NW

To book a free place, please contact: Please confirm any dietary requirements with the booking.

Organised by Dr Samantha Walton, Bath Spa University with the support of IASH and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. To find out more about Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing and to view speaker biographies, visit:

If you have any questions, please contact the organiser Dr Samantha Walton at


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