Don’t lose your way: walking and protecting our rights of way

Wednesday, 06 April 2022, 16:00 to 19:00


Who this event is for

  • Everyone


John Henry Brookes Building


The coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to walk every day: during the lockdown period when it often formed part of the hour’s permitted exercise outside, and then afterwards – at a time when there was a great deal of discussion about post-Covid recovery in terms of both mental and physical health.

This event will first go out on an in-person walk across Oxford, examining both the potential and limits to access; and then come back onto campus for a round-table discussion on the ways in which the rights of way network in England and Wales can be both defended and promoted. In light of the looming legal deadline on identifying rights of way, this work is more urgent than ever and the subject of many publicity campaigns and research agendas – including Oxford Brookes’ own research project ‘In All Our Footsteps: Tracking, Mapping and Experiencing Rights of Way in Post-War Britain’.

Panelists: Professor Glen O’Hara (Oxford Brookes University) Dr Tom Breen (Oxford Brookes University), Jack Cornish (Ramblers), Jayne Gray (Oxfordshire County Council), Rose O’Neill (Campaign for National Parks), and Jackie Parsonage-Harrison (Oxford Brookes University)

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