The River Ouse from Source to Sea

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre

Special Event

The River Ouse from Source to Sea

Day Saturday
Date5th March 2022
Time 10:00 - 12:30
Presenter Dr Geoffrey Mead
Cost £10.00
Room Main Hall
Availability 26/26 Places
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Event Description
'The river Ouse: source to sea' looks at the course of the river from the forests and sandy slopes of the High Weald, down through the rich farming lands of East Sussex, to the South Downs and its final journey to the Channel coast. We will explore the geological and social history of its drainage basin, the lives, work patterns and habitations of the folk who live along its valley.
Presenter

An Associate Tutor with the Geography team at the University of Sussex from where I thought I had retired...10 years ago! I specialise in the landscapes of SE England, in both urban and rural areas and I did my doctorate in the suburban growth of the interwar period. I taught adult education for nearly 30 years at Sussex where I worked in the Landscape Studies degree team and was Convenor for Local History. I give talks across SE England to a wide range of groups, from universities to local history societies, WI groups , U3A, Probus and Round Tables. I teach also for the Workers Educational Association and run weekly classes at local community centres. The most requested from my range of talks are those that combine social history, geography, geology and a 'sense of place'.