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Sunday 22 April 2018

11.00am to Midday

The Auditorium – The Forum.

Emma Turner was a pioneering Edwardian photographer and author who spent many years studying the birdlife of the Norfolk Broads, most famously at Hickling, where she lived on a house boat in the middle of the broad. With the assistance of the local marshmen, she was able to capture compelling images of some of the area’s most elusive birds and was instrumental in the rediscovery of the Bittern as a British breeding species in 1911. One of the first ten women to be elected a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and awarded the Gold Medal of the Photographic Society, Turner’s legacy passed largely unnoticed until the chance rediscovery in recent years of correspondence and some of her original images, previously thought lost. Writer James Parry will give an engaging talk about Turner’s life and work and how she has re-emerged from the shadows.