Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers

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Part of the Mindful Thoughts series, this beautifully illustrated little book meditates on all aspects of birdwatching, including city birds, the magic of birdsong, the art of looking and listening, flock behaviour, the migration cycle and much more.

 Noticing and appreciating the awesome nature of birdlife is a spiritually affirming activity reconnecting us to the natural world, even if seen only from our window or back garden. From the sight of birds heading to roost at sunset to the delight of birdsong at dawn, there are moments every day when being aware of the avian life around us is inspiring and rewarding. In 25 focused reflections, author Adam Ford shares observations on bird habits and qualities, including the delicate genius of the feather, the flight of the swallow and the intricacies of birds' nests, reminding us of the wonders of our feathered friends.

A new exhibition at the Bodleian's Weston Library revisits the Anatomy, using objects from the Bodleian Libraries to highlight common experiences and connections over time. Curated by Oxford experts in mental health research and the humanities, the exhibition shows how Burton’s holistic and multifaceted conception of cure finds surprising echoes in contemporary psychiatry and prescriptions for mental health. Running from 29th Sep 2021 - 20th March 2022

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