Rothschild's Walk

Mapping Nature in Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 23rd June | 7pm | St Mary's Church, Ely

FREE - Advance booking closed, some tickets available on the door (subject to availability) | Doors open 6.40pm

Join playwright Steve Waters hotfoot from a slow walk along the ‘Rothschild’s Way’, a 39-mile path from Woodwalton Reserve to Wicken Fen through fens, orchards, along rivers and through farms. Talking to farmers and naturalists, Waters will trace the ideas of pioneering ecologist Nathaniel Charles Rothschild whose visionary project to create nature reserves in 1912 is now in crisis...


A poetic, urgent and human report about the landscape we share and the nature we are part of.

Duration – an hour, with thirty minutes for questions

Steve Waters is a writer for stage and radio and Professor of Scriptwriting at the University of East Anglia whose plays include The Contingency Plan (2009) and Temple (2015). This presentation is part of his project ‘Song of the Reeds: Dramatising Conservation’ funded by the AHRC.

Photo of playwright Steve Waters.