Gavin Pretor-Pinney - The Wisdom of Clouds

By Nick Allen

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Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds!

With his entertaining talk, and beautiful images captured by the global community of Cloud Appreciation Society members, Gavin Pretor-Pinney teaches us to become cloudspotters and read the sky. From the common cumulus and the dramatic cumulonimbus to the rare and fleeting ‘fluctus’ cloud, these bundles of water vapour teach us much about the science of the wild blue yonder.

Gavin shows us the value of engaging with the sky and reveals why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to pressures of the digital world. Looking up will never be the same again!

The event…

A one-hour talk, plus Q&A, will be followed by a short walk into the Combe Grove grounds so you can test your new identification skills.

We recommend bringing cosy, waterproof clothing and footwear just in case the clouds on the day are of the precipitating variety.

Venue Change – The talk will now be held in the Lounge which is located in the Manor House.

A bit about Gavin…

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is on a mission to banish blue-sky thinking. He founded the Cloud Appreciation Society and penned the bestselling books The Cloudspotter’s Guide and The Cloud Collector’s Handbook. His third book, The Wave Watcher’s Companion, won the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

A TED Global speaker, Gavin has presented television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading. He also co-founded the Idler, a magazine that argues for the importance of downtime and creative thinking.

Combe Grove Members £12 I Non-members £15

To book follow the link below or call 01225 834 644