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The Stripe Auditorium

Sparkford Road

University of Winchester

Winchester

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“Who possesses this landscape? The man who bought it or I who am possessed by it?” - Norman MacCaig

Land ownership remains one of England's darkest and oldest secrets. From the Domesday Book to today's still-incomplete Land Registry, the ownership of land has been deeply bound up with power, wealth and a sense of belonging. Land reform is a forgotten English radical tradition that's finally becoming fashionable again - stretching from Gerard Winstanley's Diggers movement to Winston Churchill's support for a Land Value Tax, and through to today's growing political consensus in favour of letting councils buy land cheaply to resolve the housing crisis. It's time to rediscover the politics of land, and finally reveal who owns the country we all belong to.

Guy Shrubsole - is an environmental campaigner and started writing the blog http://whoownsengland.org in the wake of the Brexit vote in 2016. He is currently writing a book, Who Owns England?,which will be published by William Collins in 2019.

Anna Smith - is a data scientist. She campaigns for an open Land Registry and has worked with Private Eye magazine to map all the land in England owned by offshore companies http://private-eye.co.uk/registry

Refreshments: Cash bar between 6.15 - 6.45pm

Location: The Stripe Complex, The University of Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR.

Carparking: If driving please use the main car park, which is the 4th turning on the left along Sparkford Road (marked main car park). Once parked, follow signs to the Stripe building. If the main car park is full, further parking is available if you leave the car park, turn right on Sparkford Road, then take the first left. (Medecroft). Parking is free of charge and in high demand, we advise delegates to arrive in plenty of time to avoid disappointment

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