Thursday 2 December, 6pm
Over the past two years, during lockdown, birds became for many of us a much more noticed part of our natural landscape, and an integral part of our lives. In this talk, Jaqueline Mitchell, compiler of Birds: An Anthology (Bodleian Library, 2020), takes us on a romp through the literature of birds in our gardens and landscapes, from season to season, and from Roman times to the present day.
Jaqueline Mitchell is a writer and compiler of anthologies, specialising in social and cultural history. Her most recent title was Birds: An Anthology, published by the Bodleian Library in 2020. She is also an editor of non-fiction. She has been commissioning the African Studies list for academic publisher James Currey for nearly 10 years, and prior to that worked for a number of history publishers. She is a long-time member of the OGT, has served on its committee, for some time edited the Newsletter, and is now part of the Events sub-committee.