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Natura Urbana: a vision of Berlin's newest phase of urban transformation

Thursday 12 March: 6:45pm - 8:30pm

Department of Geography, Downing Place, CB2 3EN

Cambridge Natural History Society presents Natura Urbana, a film by Matthew Gandy offering a vision of the "Brachen" of Berlin, "spaces of spontaneous nature, a field for pioneers, holding the promise of happiness". The changing vegetation of Berlin serves as a parallel history to war-time destruction, geo-political division, and the newest phase of urban transformation.

Matthew Gandy is a Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography at the University of Cambridge. A Q&A session will follow the film.

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Cambridge Natural History Society was founded in 1857 and is open to everyone interested in any aspect of Natural History: palaeontology, conservation, entomology, ecology, zoology, geology, botany and more! As well as talks we do field studies - an opportunity to hone your ID skills - and have social events and an annual exhibition, our Conversazione or NatHistFest. Our patron is Dafila Scott and we are also proud to have numbered Sir David Attenborough among our members.

Join us to meet local experts and others who share your passion for the natural world. Membership is just £6 a year (£5 by standing order), £14 for three years, £100 for life membership. Join at any meeting or see for more information.

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Age: 11+, Film, Arrive on time, Free (donations welcome)