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Award-winning documentary The Living Thames

February 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The University of Greenwich at Medway is hosting the screening of an award-winning documentary The Living Thames courtesy of the Thames Estuary Partnership.

Introduced by David Attenborough and presented by environmentalist Chris Baines, the film is an odyssey along the river as it meanders through London and flows out to sea, exploring its ever-changing ecology.  The film features people and organisations working to study and protect this unique river and its inhabitants.  Declared ‘biologically dead’ by scientists in 1957 due to pollution, the Thames has recovered dramatically to become one of the cleanest inner-city rivers in Europe, supporting porpoises, seals and more than 126 species of fish.

Chris meets people who work on and around the Thames, including conservationists working to save London’s iconic eels, wardens tending breeding waders on the Kent marshes and MCR scientists learning how harbor porpoises use the estuary.  The film follows the Thames from the upper tidal reach to the estuary, telling the hidden stories of the wildlife and people connected to it.  The stories illustrate the wonder of the Thames and its importance for connectivity, biodiversity, wildlife and migrating species.

This screening takes place in the Wardroom at the University of Greenwich (Medway Campus).  There will be refreshments at 18.00 with the screening due to start at 18.30 to 19.30.  After that there will be a Q&A with producer/director Dorothy Leiper and aquatic consultant Steve Colcough.

All are welcome to attend (including children).

This is a FREE event but you are required to register attendance.  To book a place click here.


February 27, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
North Road
Chatham, United Kingdom
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