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Free Thinking 2013 - The Countryside

November 7th, 2013

Episode 460 of 1341 episodes

Are our policy makers too urban in their outlook? Have we lost touch with nature? On stage at Free Thinking to debate the issue are: Dame Fiona Reynolds, former head of the National Trust; Simon Thurley, CEO of English Heritage and author of The Building of England and The Men from the Ministry; Jon Alexander, reformed ad-man and founder of the newcitizenship project; rural sociologist Professor Mark Shucksmith, Director of Newcastle University's Newcastle Institute of Social renewal and Canon Dagmar Winter, Rural Affairs Officer for the Diocese of Newcastle. Recorded on Sunday 27th October 2013 and chaired by Samira Ahmed in front of a live audience at Sage Gateshead as part of Radio 3's Free Thinking festival.

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