Events* Great Lives in Conjunction with #Love Lincs Plants: Carry Akroyd
27 Mar 2019 to 27 Mar 2019

Great Lives in Conjunction with #Love Lincs Plants: Carry Akroyd

“A Tenant of the Happy Fields" - John Clare's Trees and Flowers

Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln, LN6 7TS
Public Lecture

The University's College of Science welcomes painter-printer and illustrator Carry Akroyd as part of its Great Lives lecture series in conjunction with #Love Lincs Plants. 

An appreciation for the unspectacular has given Carry a sympathetic connection to the nineteenth century poet John Clare, a ‘ditch visionary’, whose writing has been a continuing source of inspiration. Many of her landscape images echo Clare’s poetry in observing of how man affects nature, two hundred years ago and now. She has illustrated three books of his poems (The Shepherd’s Calendar, This Happy Spirit and The Wood is Sweet) and also two of her own books: natures powers & spells, Landscape Change, John Clare and Me, and recently Found in the Fields

This final book forms the basis of this talk, "A Tenant of the Happy Fields" - John Clare's Trees and Flowers. 

Admission is free but booking is recommended.

Find out more about Carry and her art at

#Love Lincs Plants: #Love Lincs Plants is a project enabled by Lottery Players through The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The partners are trying to secure Lincolnshire’s botanical heritage while inspiring people about the diversity of plants today. To find out more visit:


Book Your Place Now

The University of Lincoln makes every possible effort to ensure that the information published on its website is accurate and up to date, but reserves the right to make amendments at any time and without prior notice.

On occasion, there may be a photographer or videographer in attendance at events, taking pictures for use within University of Lincoln marketing materials, including this website. Please make the photographer aware if you would not like your image to be used.