Anster Nichts

You can find the programme for our 2022-2023 evening talks below. Anster Nichts will remain, as usual, on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in September, October, November, January, February and March. 

Members and non-members are welcome to attend our public talks at Dreel Halls in Anstruther.

A reminder that our 2020-2021 Zoom talks were recorded and can be viewed on our YouTube channel

 

Anster Nicht: Bring Back Woodland to the East Neuk

Date: 19th January 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Dreel Halls
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When you step outside your home, do you appreciate the trees around you? From Rowan and Oak to Birch and Holly, here in East Neuk we are surrounded by a large variety of beautiful native trees. Trees are fascinating and pretty, but they offer our planet more than beauty. Trees are vital for the survival of many living creatures and play an important part in combatting the climate emergency. Team Footprint will talk about the importance of trees, their remarkable lifecycle and immense value to planet Earth. They hope it will inspire you to stand up for trees and help us bring back woodland to the East Neuk.  At the end of the interactive presentation, Team Footprint will give away free trees for your garden or balcony.

£3 entry or free for AIA members.

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Anster Nicht: Microscopic World – the Biodiversity of Coastal Marine Ecosystems

Date: 16th February 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Dreel Halls
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We welcome Dr Andrew Blight from The Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG), known popularly as “The Mud Lab” of the Scottish Oceans Institute (University of St Andrews). Using advanced techniques, SERG investigates the ecology of aquatic systems, particularly marine and estuarine coasts, shallow marine systems and salt marshes, which provide internationally important ecology and ecosystem services. They are, however, often under significant industrial and demographic pressure and are continually responding to natural and anthropogenic changes. Working with the Scottish Fisheries Museum, SERG recently undertook similar research on the Dreel Burn intertidal zone.

£3 entry or free for AIA members.

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Anster Nicht: Plants on the move

Date: 16th March 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Dreel Halls
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Our landscapes are at a point of change – climate change and sustainability issues are in the news every day, but what does this mean for the plants and habitats amongst which we live? In this talk, Harry Watkins, Director of St Andrews Botanic Garden, will talk about the projects at the Botanic Garden that conserve and celebrate the plants of Fife, and share examples of how our habitats and landscapes might change in the coming years. Harry will share the Garden’s research that identifies Fife’s most vulnerable plants – plants that we may see more of in the future – and steps that we can take to make our gardens and landscapes more resilient.

£3 entry or free for AIA members.

You can join the AIA here.

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