Fiona Reynolds, Anna Pavord and Oliver Hilliam explore the joys to be found in nature, the threats faced by today’s landscapes and the possible solutions to some of the pressing issues of our times.

Fiona Reynolds is Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and a former Director-General of the National Trust. In her first book, The Fight for Beauty, she distils decades of experience and thought concerning landscapes and the natural world and proposes a solution that is at once radical and simple – to inspire us through the beauty of the world around us.

Anna Pavord is the author of many highly cherished gardening books, including The Tulip. In her latest book, Landskipping, she explores the different ways in which we have, throughout the ages, responded to the land as well as the meaning of roots and what we mean by a sense of place.

Oliver Hilliam is senior communications and information officer at CPRE and co-author (with Peter Waine) of 22 Ideas That Saved The English Countryside, a book that tells the story of the evolution of England’s relationship with the countryside and our desire to defend it from the forces of industrialisation and urban sprawl.