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Wild Hope with Tom Moorhouse

Tuesday 19:00

John Pearson Hall

Join celebrated author Tom Moorhouse, as he uncovers the hidden wonders of British rivers and how we can find hope for their future.


Tuesday 19:00
Tuesday 21:00

June 4th 2024 at 19:00 - June 4th 2024 at 21:00

Event details

Address:St John the Baptist Church
East Street

Postcode:SO24 9AG


Contact Information:Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
01489 774400


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Join us for an evening with Tom Moorhouse - author of the acclaimed book 'Elegy For a River: Whisker's, Claws, and Conservation's Last Hope'. A story of perseverance buoyed by passion, the book charts 11 years spent studying endangered and invasive species.

In this talk, Tom will share his insights into the wonderful water vole, and explore what the future might look like for our rivers. Tom spent over 22 years working for the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University, and is now an independent researcher. His research began with single species conservation issues, including water voles, signal crayfish and hedgehogs, and moved onto methods for reducing global demand for wildlife products. He is the author of 'Elegy for a River' and 'Ghosts in the Hedgerow', as well as children's books like 'The Rising' and 'The River Singers'. Learn more at

This event is part of the Tales from the Riverbank Literature Festival - a celebration of how rivers inspire creativity. This festival is a collaboration between the Watercress and Winterbournes Landscape Partnership Scheme and Hampshire Library Service. Learn more at

Tickets are free but booking is essential. Book your ticket here:

Time: Doors will open at 6.30pm for a prompt 7pm start. The event duration includes the talk and questions from the audience.

Age range: Suitable for ages 12+. All under-18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Accessibility: The venue has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet.

Parking: The closest car park is Station Road, and additional long-stay parking can be found at Arlebury Park; both are pay-and-display. Please consider coming by public transport, or on foot, where possible.


Access for wheelchair users

Level access toilet

Level access venue

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