Lecture & Summer Garden Party

The annual Summer Garden Party this year began with a talk by Annabel Page who is the Project Officer for Natural Flood Management at the River Thame Conservation Trust.

Held in the lecture theatre of the Vinson Building at the University of Buckingham, it was an excellent opportunity to see so many people in person we had not seen for long due to Covid.

Annabel gave us an illustrated and very detailed presentation of the work she is doing in conceiving environmental strategies for river improvement projects for the River Thame Conservation Trust.
The Trust now operates in both the Thame and the Upper Ouse River catchments.  Her talk focused on Nature-Based Solutions to catchments management, and the Rivers Trust’s current Natural Flood Management project which, it is hoped will be taken up and help reduce the flood risk to Buckingham.

The following links to the River Thame Conservation Trust will allow you to explore the work the trust is doing and importantly to ask questions.

River Thame Trust | Creating valuable environments for people and wildlife

Thame Catchment Plan (arcgis.com)


The Buckingham Society Annual Garden Party:
The garden party which followed the lecture was held in Ondaatje Hall with the kind permission of James Tooley, the University Vice Chancellor. The event was attended by 60 members and guests and the dry weather enabled attendees to explore the Hall’s beautiful gardens, whilst enjoying drinks and canapes. It was a delightful evening which many guests were reluctant to leave!